Asunción, Nov. 7 (EFE) .- Teachers from the public sector of Paraguay demonstrated in the center of Asuncion creating a yellow tide to demand a salary improvement for the union, reject the increase determined by the Executive for next year in the state budget item, which is being discussed in Congress today.
The mobilization, which includes a general strike One day in the sector, he gathered teachers with yellow shirts and numerous flags, as well as representatives of unions that went from the Uruguayan square to the Plaza de Armas, in front of the Congress, where the General Budget of the Nation (PNG) is studied.
The idea of this mobilization is to be present in that square during the vote in the Chamber of Deputies of the Government's proposal, which in the educational case established an annual increase of 12% in the salaries of teachers.
However, this decision was taken, according to the teachers, of unilateral way by the Executive after weeks of negotiations that were stranded, since the unions of the education asked that to that increase of 12%, programmed for January, adds another of 8% in July.
To achieve the objective, the representatives of the public teaching staff of Paraguay have met with the legislators in the weeks leading up to the session today in Deputies for Send them your request.
Last week, representatives of educational unions indicated that they could be satisfied with an intermediate decision that would mean an increase of 16% in only once, but still, they trust that the meetings will take effect.
The decision made by the Deputies this Tuesday will be half sanction, in the absence of fifteen days in question. Senate.
Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes said on September 1 that the government will allocate more than 100 million dollars annually to improve the salary of teachers in the country. public sector for the next four years after weeks of negotiations with the unions.
The Government's decision contemplated the investment of that figure every year during the next 4 years, to ensure a staggered increase of 2 (354 dollars) to 3 million guaranies (531 dollars) per month for all teachers.
Paraguay invests 3.5% of its gross domestic product (GDP) in education, well below the minimum 7% required by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) worldwide.