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Teachers start indefinite strike

Friday, March 18th, 2022

A liberal education expert accuses the government of trying to silence teachers who are demanding higher wages and better work conditions. A pro-government pundit dismisses the strike announced just before the election as a campaign stunt. READ MORE

Teachers launch warning-strike

Tuesday, February 1st, 2022

A left-wing commentator accuses the government of ignoring the legitimate demands of teachers and trying to limit their right to strike. A pro-government pundit, on the other hand, accuses the unions who called the strike of being the puppets of opposition parties. READ MORE

Primary schools to reopen next week

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

A conservative commentator lambasts teachers who refuse to be inoculated against Covid 19, as primary schools prepare to resume classroom instruction from next Monday. 75 per cent of teachers and nurses have registered and have already received a first dose of the vaccine. READ MORE

Leader leaves teachers’ protest movement

Friday, September 30th, 2016

A left-wing analyst blames the opposition for being unable to capitalise on protest movements in different sectors of the economy. READ MORE

A new round of teachers’ protests

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

As teachers organize a full day strike demanding education reforms and higher salaries, a pro-government and a left-wing commentator agree that it is unlikely that teachers will achieve their aims. READ MORE

Teachers’ protest movement may run out of steam

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Ahead of next Wednesday’s (20 April) national teacher’s strike, Népszabadság worries that ordinary people are increasingly baffled by the protests which follow one another in rapid succession. Magyar Nemzet agrees, while Magyar Idők claims people are fed up with the movement. READ MORE

‘Political aspirations’ suspected behind teachers’ protests

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Right-wing dailies warn of political goals behind teachers’ protests and urge a purely professional stance on educational issues. READ MORE

Wild strike not supported by Trade Unions

Monday, March 21st, 2016

A liberal commentator excoriates the Trade Union confederations which cautioned against illegal strikes in protest against government policies. READ MORE

March 15 protest – a beginning or the end?

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Commentators disagree on whether the demand that the PM and the President should apologise ‘for the past six years’ will help the teachers’ protest movement turn into a political force or signals the end of it all. READ MORE

Weeklies on teachers’ protest

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Left-wing and liberal weeklies accuse the government of destroying the education system. A pro-government commentator, on the other hand, speculates that the opposition parties are orchestrating the teachers’ protests in the hope that they can bring down the Orbán government, if another flow of migrants reaches Hungary in the spring. READ MORE