For many Berlin students, classes will be canceled on Friday because the Union for Education and Science (GEW) has again called for a “warning strike for small classes” all day.
With this sixth warning strike, the GEW wants to ensure that the collective agreement on health protection “ratio of students to teachers and therefore class size” in schools is bindingly regulated. According to a press release from GEW on Monday, the Berlin finance senator still refuses to negotiate the collective agreement.
Tom Erdmann, president of GEW Berlin, said teachers, parents and students were angry because “the poor conditions in Berlin’s schools are not changing and are getting worse”.
All teachers, social workers and psychologists in Berlin state schools who fall within the scope of the public sector collective agreement in the federal states (TV-L) are called to strike again.
The demonstration is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Nordbahnhof in Berlin-Mitte and end at 12 p.m. A crowd gathers at the Brandenburg Gate.
The last warning strike took place on October 28, 2022. According to GEW information, 3,500 school employees participated in the strike that day, as before.
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