Monday, 31 May 2010


Two teachers outside "Katedralskolen" who are on strike. There were plenty of other people doing the same many other places in the city. This is the biggest strike we have had in the last 30 years, and it is set to increase even more on Wednesday.
At the back you can read :" Education must be rewarded."
As many other places in the world, vocations such as teaching and nursing require people to be full time students for years and to finance their own education, simply to end up in jobs that are not paid well.

7 comments:

Jacob said...

As a former teacher, I empathize totally! Our politicians can find money for just about everything but when push comes to shove, they defund the schools.

Thank God for our teacher unions. If it weren't for the unions, teachers would be paid a pittance and have no rights or benefits at all!

I like the sign I posted the other day which went something like this: Won't it be a great day when schools have all the money they need and the military has to hold a bake sale to buy a new bomber.

James Mark said...

I didn't know teachers were poorly paid in Norway. I don't think teachers' pay in the UK is so bad, though the job has become increasingly difficult in the last 20 years.

paul said...

It's not a pleasant thing to be on a picket line, especially in a profession like teaching. But sometimes it is necessary (I know from own experience). Let's hope for a quick solution.

Leif Hagen said...

We are on the edge of a nurses' strike here in Minnesota right now - they are negotiating.....

Naturedigital said...

...Same thing everywhere...
Its a pity.
Costas

VP said...

I don't know there, but if I had to judge most of our teachers for their 'products' (ignorant students), they're almost useless.
Here young people just out of school can't read well, can't spell, know no foreign language decently and have a very confused sense of history.

Steffe said...

Most young people today have a problem with history I think. I hope the result of the strike is more money to the teachers.