Poles divided in support for teachers’ strike

As a strike of nearly all Polish teacher continues almost a month without a resolution in sight, Poles are nearly evenly split in whether or not they support it.

A poll taken by IBRIS (Instytut Badań Rynkowych i Społecznych/Institute for Market and Social Research) found that 47.8% of respondents more or less support the strike, while 48.3 oppose it.

ZNP, the largest teacher’s union, is on strike along with teachers from the Trade Union Forum (FZZ) and some from Solidarity. Their main goal is an increase in teacher salaries from the government, although some would also like career paths and training to be shortened. You can read more about the background here.

2 thoughts on “Poles divided in support for teachers’ strike

  • May 9, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Is this a rainbow coloured pie chart? You need to be careful here.

    • May 9, 2019 at 10:43 am

      I think the “rainbow halo”, which is in the news right now, was a pretty stupid and provocative thing to do, because anyone would have known that someone somewhere was going to get offended, but the reaction has been totally out of proportion. This is hardly worth a jail sentence.

      But, of course, the furore it has caused and the righteous indignation of some in the ruling party might be worth a few votes, nie prawda?


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