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Teachers stage protest, grade homework in Milan shoping mall

Demonstration opposes cost cuts, longer work week

26 October, 20:17
Teachers stage protest, grade homework in Milan shoping mall (ANSA) - Milan, October 26 - A group if Italian teachers staged a protest in Milan on Friday when they sat on the ground in the centre of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele shopping area and passed the time by marking their students' homework with red pens.

About 100 teachers were protesting against the government raising their work week to 24 hours. Other issues of contention include cost cuts being applied to schools by recently introduced austerity measures, and the lack of security involved in some of the teacher contracts.

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is Italy's oldest shopping center, and is loated inside a four-storey double arcade in the heart of historic Milan.

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