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25 September 2007 @ 07:22 am
Bulgarian Teachers  
The BBC reports:

"Strike shuts Bulgaria's schools
Thousands of teachers have begun an indefinite strike in Bulgaria, demanding a doubling of their pay.

State schools and kindergartens across the country cancelled classes and sent children home.

Teachers rejected a 32% pay rise offered during talks with the education ministry last week.

The average monthly wage of Bulgarian teachers is 440 leva (£157; 226 euros), according to the government. The strike is expected to expand on Tuesday.

At least 100,000 people work in Bulgaria's schools."

Yeah right! Take 440 and divide by two and then you'll be at a more accurate number. This equals out to about $140 a month. It's a pretty crappy pay. Though I hope in this strike that the teachers will actually strike. Last time they went on strike the teachers at my school taught their classes but wore ribbons to show they were striking in spirit....uhh sorry Bulgarians, but that doesn't mean anything. I dare you, the Bulgarians, to actually strike and demand to be paid a decent wage!!
bleeder of hands, dancer of churchessunsetscreamer on September 25th, 2007 02:13 pm (UTC)
some months nobody gets paid anything here. Since all jobs are governmental, sometimes the government will just randomly withold everyone's pay check.
sebastian21 on September 26th, 2007 06:39 am (UTC)
The strike
Yeah.... its the same kind of strike as last year. The closest we have come in pravetz to anything resembling action is we had a "silent" day where the teachers just wrote on the board but didnt speak to the students. ahh... do you miss bulgarska rabota?
Melodyharm1020 on September 29th, 2007 09:35 pm (UTC)
Re: The strike
I'll never ever miss bulgarska rabota...ever. Seriously, never.
Bless Her Heartpostmoderngirl on September 27th, 2007 10:48 am (UTC)
My school's on strike, but not all of them are.

I can't believe the BBC is reporting that the teachers make 440 leva. What a bunch of bullshit, no one makes that much money in the schools. I want to write to them and tell them how wrong they are, but if PC found out I'd be in trouble.