The “Teachers for Teachers” Facebook group writes that 832 teachers from 86 schools will not go to work on Monday, writes RTL News. 60 of these schools are in Budapest, while 20 are outside the capital. Teachers have been protesting low pay and poor conditions for several months.
Protest movements will otherwise continue around the country on Monday. A sit-in strike in several schools is planned, and representatives from Kölcsey Ferenc High School will deliver letters to Interior Minister Sándor Pintér, whose ministry oversees Hungarian education, and Zoltán Maruzsa, state secretary for public education.
At Karinthy Frigyes High School, where six teachers were recently fired and where there was an extraordinary school break on Thursday and Friday, the principal wrote a letter to teachers, requesting them to inform students that there will be school on Monday.
Despite this, schoolteacher Beáta Berta told RTL that many of her colleagues were still planning not to hold classes, and with no replacements yet for the fired teachers.