Sunday , July 25 2021

A light with a sign of exclamation for the professors. Thousands of people in the castle square of Warsaw

Several thousand people, in a gesture of support for the strike teachers, met on Friday in the castle square under the motto "A light with exclamation to heaven." Teachers are fighting for our common cause, for the quality of education – said Warsaw's president Rafał Trzaskowski during the demonstration.

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A few thousand people attended the "Light with exclamation by teachers." During the event, including speakers of the Union of Polish professors Sławomir Broniarz, President of Warsaw Rafał Trzaskowski, singer Maria Sadowska and actors Krzysztof Materna and Andrzej Chyra.

Thousands of students, teachers and parents, with a gesture of support, lighted lamps and lanterns pointing towards the sky. The slogans "Your Belfer has rights, here Warsaw is free," "We are with you, with teachers" or "Education, democracy."

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The first speaker was the president of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski. He announced that the city's autonomous government would do everything to ensure that money that is not paid to teachers in salaries "would return to school and be paid in the form of allowances." He affirmed that professors "are fighting for our common cause, they are fighting for the quality of education and the quality of society."

At the same time, Trzaskowski emphasized that although the education and organization of the exams are the responsibility of the government, as local government officials, "the capital authorities (PAP) are in the lead, that when the government is inefficient, it assumes some responsibility" .

The representative of the Union of Polish Teachers Sławomir Broniarz said during the demonstration that the protest lasting five days is a sacrifice not only for teachers but also for administration and all school service.

We know how many teachers will lose this concierge, cleaner, chef as a result of this strike. We will do everything to compensate it at least in part. "

Sławomir Broniarz, NAP

He also stressed that "the leadership of the union decided that it would not quench and that we would not end up with the strike."

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The head of the NAP reported that the account of a specially created support fund already has PLN 2,200,000. Among people who donate to professors, Broniarz mentioned, among others, actors, referees, directors or writers.

Collected funds should be assigned to strikers who do not belong to unions. "There are 400,000 people who have trusted us, who are on strike and also need support. Trade unions will have to manage their own funds," he said.

There are demonstrations and demonstrations throughout Poland in a gesture of support for teachers

Students and parents thanked the teachers for the effort made in their education and education, and showed understanding and support. "We fight and we will achieve our common goal: teachers and students" – said a middle-class student Jakub Borkowski.

The dignity of the teacher, the dignity of the artist is the greatest construction material when it comes to the future. "

Krzysztof Materna

In all of Poland, the days and demonstrations are taking place on Thursday in a gesture of support for the professors. Today, "Light with an exclamation mark for teachers" was also held in Katowice. Yesterday, similar events took place in Poznań, Wrocław, Opole and Toruń. Gdansk, Gorzów Wielkopolski and Bytom announce Saturday "The Light".

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