2010

7-15 June 2010: successful strike in Italian State school.

Reached the goal of 25 thousand final evaluations blocked

Minister Gelmini is delirious and labels it “a mass media conspiracy”

After the amazing success our struggle goes on.

Figures of the end of year evaluation strike , called by COBAS, are astounding, as an evidence of the enormous discontent towards the “massacre of State School”: we have reached the goal of 25 thousand final evaluations blocked, with tens of thousand “direct” strikers and tens of thousand teachers and staff who took part in “resistance funds”.This strike spread especially in Lazio with about 2700 final evaluations blocked (1600 in Rome), in Sicily with 2400, 1600 in Emilia Romagna, 1500 in Campania and Lombardia, 1300 in Piemonte and Sardinia, 1200 in Tuscany, 1100 in Veneto.

15 October in Italy:30% of workers of State School on strike and one hundred thousand in the streets.

Teachers, staff, students, parents and workers of other fields demonstrate in defence of State School as a Common Good

A really great day for the fight to defend a crucial common good which is State School for all people. Figures show us that 30% of workers were on strike, which is an extremely important result considered that our plea to all unions to call a strike together had not been answered and that the responsibility for the initiative bore all upon our shoulder. At least one hundred thousand demonstrators- teachers, staff, students, parents, factory workers and labourers of other fields joined in regional demonstrations called by COBAS, with particularly high presence in Turin (about 20.000) Rome (15.000) Naples (15.000) Palermo and Cagliari (7.000) and Pisa (6.000).