The Polish President Andrzej Duda urged teachers to suspend the strike and go to work during the exams. At the same time, as Duda noted, he is in solidarity with teachers in their desire to receive a decent salary, “Radio Poland” reports.
Andrzej Duda said he understood teachers who were fighting for higher salaries, but he asked them to lower their demands.
“These people should receive a decent salary. They have a right to expect it. In this regard, I agree with them, but I ask them to put forward such requirements that could be implemented. It is extremely important to reach agreement. I thank those teachers who contribute to its achievement”, the President said.
The head of state called for teachers to suspend the protest during the upcoming exams. “On Wednesday, April 10, exams begin in secondary schools. Children are worried, parents are also very excited. I encourage teachers to understand because it is very important. I ask all teachers and my compatriots to help young people pass the exams in peace. Then we will continue the discussion”, the President addressed the protesting teachers.
According to the Ministry of national education of Poland, every second school joined the strike.