|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Chile

Striking Teachers Arrested During Protest in Chile

SANTIAGO – Riot police on Wednesday arrested more than 50 striking teachers who tried to surround Chile’s presidential palace to demand payment of a promised bonus.

Among those arrested was teachers union chief Jaime Gajardo, who later was released and went back to the central Armas Square to continue the protest along with the other teachers, who marched in line around the site.

The protest came 18 days into a national strike by some 80,000 teachers which has left more than 700,000 students unable to attend class.

Chile’s municipalities, which administer the public schools, acknowledge that they owe teachers as much as $142 million in bonuses for 2007 and 2008 and propose to pay it in three installments, a possibility that the teachers so far have rejected.

The central government has already provided municipalities with funds to pay the bonuses.

Meanwhile, Education Minister Monica Jimenez met with the Education Committee in the lower house ot Congress to seek a way out of the conflict.

“I hope that today or tomorrow this will be resolved, once the comptroller determines what the calculation formula is, it should proceed with payment of the money,” said the minister.

In the metropolitan region of Santiago, where a third of Chile’s population lives, 83 percent of the 1,189 public school teachers are taking part in the strike. EFE
 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2019 © All rights reserved