Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Why Public Preschool Employees are Protesting

Employees of Bogotá's jardines comunitarios, or neighborhood preschools, have been protesting for the last months. They are concerned about changes to the preschools' hiring system, which historically has been done thru neighborhood women's organizations. Instead, employees are to hired directly by the city.

The changes are supposed to mean more benefits for some employees - but reduced pay for others.

These employees protested today on Plaza Bolivar.

This group's banner asked whether this policy was a 'Humane Bogotá', turning around the city's 'Bogotá Humana' slogan.

'Children aren't Garbage' says this sign, making a parallel to the city's ongoing scandal over mismanagement of its garbage collection.

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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