Milan school staff to strike on 8 January

Some Milan schools won’t re-open on time.

Teaching staff in primary and elementary schools across the country have announced a protest action for what should have been the first day back at school for the youngest kids after the Christmas break.

Some 43,600 maestre were outraged by a sentence of the Council of State that their diplomas, although valid for exercising their profession, don’t automatically qualify them for a full-time teaching post.

Protests organised during the vacation by the Anief, Cub e Cobas and Saese unions have already blocked traffic in Torino, Milano, Cagliari and Palermo, but have not led to an agreement. Unless a last-minute deal is brokered over the weekend, parents will find the school gates closed on Monday morning.