Teacher Sit-ins Storm Guatemala

Guatemala, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Guatemalan teachers are due to stage a sit-in
across from the Government Palace on Tuesday, to demand authorities commitments
to that sector.

The Educators demands include salary increase, negotiation of a collective
working pact, snacks and school materials to 17,400 educational institutions,
and promulgation of a law to end sanction processes against workers of the
sector in force since 2004.

About 257 teachers, 67 from the capital and 190 from departments, run the risk
of being expelled for their participation in protests.

Representatives from the teachers union and the Education Ministry are expected
to meet for a sixth consecutive time today, sponsored by the Human Rights Law
Office and the Archbishopric, to try to find a solution to the conflict.

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