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Los Angeles: School staff get major pay raise

2023-03-25T07:29:26.592Z


After negotiations, Californian employees in the education sector, who went on massive strike this week, won a 30% wage hike.


Californian education workers, who went on massive strike this week in Los Angeles, won a 30% pay hike, their union announced on Friday.

Bus drivers, canteen workers and educational assistants employed by the Los Angeles school district - the largest public education system in the United States after New York - went on strike from Tuesday to Thursday to protest against "

poverty wages

".

As a result, more than 500,000 students had missed class in the Californian metropolis, on the west coast.

After negotiations, a tentative agreement matching the union's wage demands was announced on Friday, and has yet to be approved by employees.

According to the union, this increase will increase the average annual salary of its members from 25,000 to 33,000 dollars (from 23,200 to 27,800 euros).

Los Angeles is one of the most expensive cities in the country, with high prices for taxes, food and basic services like electricity and water.

The average rent in the city is 3000 dollars (2787 euros) per month, according to the Zillow site.

Source: lefigaro

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