Teachers rally in Mongolia

WSWS.ORG, 20 July 2000

More than 1,000 public school teachers rallied in Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia, September 1, as they continued a four-month-long strike to demand higher pay. Nearly 100 of the country’s 630 middle schools did not start the new semester on time, the bulk of them in Ulan Bator itself.

The teachers called the strike over demands for higher salaries and for an investigation into the bugging of the headquarters of their unofficial union, the ICCCTA. The government of Prime Minister Puntsagiyn Jasray has rejected their demands and broken off negotiations with the strikers.