Peru’s public school teachers return to classroom, after month-long strike

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After a month-long strike, most of Peru’s public school teachers have returned to their classrooms, local radio RPP reported.

According to Fernando Bolaños, an official at the country’s Ministry of Education, between 96 and 97 percent of teachers have already returned to their schools.

He added that the regions of Madre de Dios and Huancavelica still had a significant number of teachers who had not yet resumed work.

The government’s announcement comes days after Sutep – Peru’s teachers’ union – announced it would suspend the nationwide strike, after reaching an agreement with the government.

However, Sutep’s secretary general Rene Ramirez said the strike was suspended, but not over, hinting at unresolved salary disputes with the government. 

According to Fernando Bolaños, an official at the country’s Ministry of Education, between 96 and 97 percent of teachers have already returned to their schools.

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