Friday, May 22, 2009

Bavarian School Strike

More than 400 Munich schools, day cares and churches staged a one-day walk out, with additional walk outs planned to support workers health benefits as well as protection for children with special needs. In addition to the 2700 workers throughout Bavaria, more than 15,000 people participated to show their support. It is reported that parents were informed and found alternate options for care as most supported the proposed changes. If a collective agreement for health is not approved nationwide, future strikes could impact the 200,000 members of the Union of Education and sciences – leading to many more scenes like this empty nursery in the Isarvorstadt neighborhood.

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