Spain: Madrid teachers strike over lack of coronavirus safety measures in classrooms

A two-day strike by non-university teachers began in the Community of Madrid on Tuesday, in protest over the alleged lack of security measures in the classrooms amid the coronavirus pandemic. 
 The unions that called the strike claim that the sanitary measures imposed as a result of coronavirus in educational facilities are not being fulfilled, and that there is great uncertainty among the teaching staff. 
 Aida San Millán, head of public education of the CC.OO. union, explained that “we are still waiting for all the teaching staff to arrive at the centres, the ratios have not been decreased, in fact there are no spaces or facilities so that all these classrooms can be used and the students are in hygienic-sanitary conditions as established by the regulations.” 
 The Community of Madrid is facing a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. In the last two weeks, almost 50,000 new cases have been diagnosed in the region, which already has a rate of 746 positives per 100,000 inhabitants.

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