Clampdown on right to strike

28th September 2001 at 01:00
ARGENTINA: The government has added education to the list of "essential" services that must be provided during strikes.

The measure will require teachers to keep schools open and functioning during strike action and force them to make up days lost in stoppages at weekends and during holiday time. Patrician Bullrich, labour minister, has told teachers the minimum services for schools are: functioning dining areas, classes for the entire number of school days in the year and the provision of secure child-minding services for parents who want to drop their children off at school. The government said teachers on strike "should not threaten the right of others to teach and learn".

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Frank Nowikowski

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