Oaxaca: more labor violence at divided schools

For the second time in eight days Feb. 26, teachers from Sections 22 and 59 of the National Education Workers Syndicate (SNTE) clashed over control of Technical Secondary School 172 at Benito Juárez, San Pedro Pochutla municipality, on the coast of southern Mexico’s conflicted Oaxaca state. Eleven were injured on both sides, two seriously. Despite an accord to allow the same teachers from the last semester back in regardless of their union affiliation, Section 59 teachers attemped to impede access to Section 22 teachers, sparking the clash. Some 275 schools around the state are said to be similarly divided. (La Jornada, Feb. 27)

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