Some 185 thousand Rosario students The school year began this Friday, after two days of teachers’ strike, and the union expects the Santa Fe government to make a new salary increase proposal in the next few hours, which would be around 45 percent.
The long-awaited return to classrooms in Rosario for the initial, primary and secondary levels took place in the framework of a rainy morning, which did not prevent a large turnout in the city’s schools.
According to official data, this Friday approximately 35 thousand boys and girls from the initial level began the school year; 110 thousand male and female students at the primary level and 40 thousand secondary students.
The salary negotiations complicated the start on the scheduled date of Wednesday, since the teachers grouped in Amsafe, ATE and Sadop rejected the offer of a 41.7 percent increase, arguing that it was below the 44.6 percent proposed by the national government, and carried out two strike days.
According to reports, the new proposal from the Santa Fe government will be at 45 percent and, in the first instance, it would have the approval of the teachers, so a new force measure announced for March 8 and 9 would be deactivated.
Days ago, the provincial Minister of Education, Adriana Cantero, maintained that “everything can be discussed and everything can be worked on at a dialogue table,” but warned that “this cannot be addressed with forceful measures.”
Classes began in Río Negro, after 48 hours of strike
Some 230,000 students of all modalities of the Rio Negro schools began the 2022 school year normally this Friday in the 716 school buildings distributed in the provincial territory, officially reported.
Of them, 1,704 have already done so since February 7 in 42 schools with Extended Winter Recess; 39 located in rural areas of the southern and Andean areas, one in San Carlos de Bariloche and two technical schools in El Bolsón.
The normal start of classes was postponed until this Friday after the Unter and ATE unions called a 48-hour strike for Wednesday, March 2 and Thursday, March 3 throughout the province to demand a salary recomposition, which they assured had an adhesion of 97%.