In Zhaodong city, Heilongjiang province, 8000 elementary and middle school teachers from the countryside and the city temporarily stopped teaching and went on strike on November 17. There is no end to the strike as of yet.
This rarely happens in China, and the teachers’ said that their main reason for striking was to demand a higher salary. Currently, salaries in Zhaodong are actually below the poverty line at 1,000 RMB.
There have been national wage adjustments a few times, but not in this area.
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1000RMB??? Why would anyone want to be a teacher for that amount of money? The more teachers are paid the better quality teachers you get. The better the teachers the better educated the students are. The better educated the students the better the country's work force and in-turn economy. In Canada you need a minimum of 2 university degrees before you can even apply for a teaching certificate. (Some of my friends back home are making over 100,000 USD a year) Canada is ranked 3rd in terms of education and it all starts with the teachers. Most people don't realize that students will spend more waking hours per week with teachers than they do with their parents... Teachers make a huge impact on children. My heart goes out to those teachers wanting to help this country's future.
Nov 19, 2014 21:08 Report Abuse