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Puerto Rico teachers told to work on their holiday

Puerto Rico teachers told to work on their holiday

Teacher's Day in Puerto Rico is no longer a paid holiday for teachers.
The Department of Education says some 43,000 teachers will work all commemorative days for the next two years, including the day that honors their profession.
Puerto Rico is enforcing a law designed to overcome a fiscal crisis, although it is unclear how the new move will help save money.
A teacher's union has repeatedly clashed with the government over demands for higher wages.
The government recently said it made a mistake by sending 25,000 letters to teachers urging them to accept buyouts. Teachers are among those exempt from a law seeking layoffs of 30,000 public workers to save $2 billion amid a $3.2 billion deficit.
Targeted workers have been offered buyouts.


Updated : 2021-04-13 22:07 GMT+08:00