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Zimbabwe teachers' unions suspend national strike

Zimbabwe teachers' unions suspend national strikeZimbabwean teachers have suspended a national strike seeking better pay, unions said on Sunday, but warned that they could walk out from their jobs again if the government did not meet their demands. Teachers went on strike on Feb. 5 after negotiations between the government and public-sector workers broke down, heightening political tension after last month’s violent protests that were met by a security crackdown. Teachers’ unions met Education Minister Paul Mavima in Harare and agreed to return to work on Monday.



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Zimbabwe Teachers Call Off Strike, to Return to Work Monday

Zimbabwe Teachers Call Off Strike, to Return to Work MondayThe strike, which follows a stay away by state doctors and fuel price protests last month that left 12 dead, was marred by intimidation from military officials and politicians, the unions have previously said. “The employer is thus advised to take advantage of this detente to introspect and come up with a well thought out meaningful and long lasting solution on the salary grievances,” the Zimbabwe Teachers Association and Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe said in a jont statement.



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Denver teacher strike: What to know before walkout Monday

Denver teacher strike: What to know before walkout MondayTeachers all over the USA have gone on strike in the past year. Denver could be next. What a teachers' strike means for parents, students in Denver



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L.A. school board seeks pause on charter schools, after teachers' strike

L.A. school board seeks pause on charter schools, after teachers' strikeThe Los Angeles school board voted on Tuesday to ask state lawmakers for a moratorium on new charter schools in the area, as demanded by a union for more than 30,000 teachers in a six-day strike that ended last week. The 5-1 vote by the school board represented a dramatic shift for a panel on which at least half the members had previously supported charter schools, which are publicly funded but privately managed. Charter schools operate in most of the United States with teachers who often are not represented by a union.



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As US teachers ramp up pressure, face reality: L.A. strike was about control, not students

As US teachers ramp up pressure, face reality: L.A. strike was about control, not studentsDon't let myths perpetuate a massive, outdated system. The hope for students lies in charter schools. That's what public education should look like.



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Back to school: Los Angeles teachers return to work after six-day strike

Back to school: Los Angeles teachers return to work after six-day strikeThousands of teachers in Los Angeles returned to the job on Wednesday, fresh off a six-day strike against the nation’s second largest school district that disrupted the education of half a million students. Rank and file members of United Teachers Los Angeles voted overwhelmingly late on Tuesday to approve a 3-1/2 year contract agreement that the union and school district had reached before dawn that day, union officials said. The Los Angeles Unified School District kept schools open during the strike, staffing them with substitute teachers and support staff to supervise students.



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Los Angeles teachers strike for second day as mayor seeks to restart talks

Los Angeles teachers strike for second day as mayor seeks to restart talksSome 30,000 Los Angeles teachers on strike for higher pay, smaller classes and more staff walked picket lines in the rain for a second day on Tuesday as Mayor Eric Garcetti embraced their cause while trying to nudge the two sides back to the bargaining table. The walkout, with teachers garbed mostly in red braving two days of rainy weather to stage mass rallies downtown, has shattered 30 years of labor peace by Los Angeles teachers but has not completely idled schools.



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What happens to the 62,500 students with special needs during Los Angeles teachers' strike?

What happens to the 62,500 students with special needs during Los Angeles teachers' strike?The disruption triggered by the strike that began Monday in the nation's second-largest school district could set back thousands of other children with developmental disabilities who need special education and consistency, parents told USA TODAY.



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Latest: California governor urges end to LA teacher strike

Latest: California governor urges end to LA teacher strikeLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a strike by Los Angeles teachers (all times local):



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Massive US teachers' strike affects half million pupils

Massive US teachers' strike affects half million pupilsMore than 30,000 public school teachers in Los Angeles walked off the job on Monday to press their demands for better pay, smaller class sizes and more educators. The strike — the first in 30 years — is affecting some 500,000 students in the nation’s second largest school district, with intense negotiations in past weeks failing to lead to a breakthrough. “Here we are on a rainy day in the richest country in the world, in the richest state in the country, in a state that’s blue (Democrat) as it can be — and in a city rife with millionaires — where teachers have to go on strike to get the basics for our students,” Alex Caputo-Pearl, the head of the United Teachers Los Angeles union, told a news conference.



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