Police agents repressed the protests with tear gas bombs.
Yesterday several teachers from various localities in Peru began a 24-hour strike to demand better wages and an increase of six percent of gross domestic product (GDP) for public schools, said TelesurTV.
“The main leader of the Unitary Union of Workers in Education of Peru (Sutep) in the department of Puno, César Rojas, indicated that this strike is a preventive measure in defense of public education, against pension fund companies, for the increase of the budget to the sector and the evaluations, among others.”, you can read on the media’s website.
Reporters indicated that the protests were registered in a peaceful manner but were repressed with tear gas bombs by the police agents.
Also, according to local media, a large part of the teachers did not take to the streets because of threats from the Ministry of Education to pay them a salary discount, in addition to many being under contracts and fearing reprisals.
It is expected that on April 14 the teachers will join a national strike.
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