Teachers in Paraguay are going to strike from Thursday if there is no resolution of their pension dispute. The teachers union, FEP, is demanding that teachers be given a pension which allows them a dignified retirement. Their pay is low, at $385 a month and at present pensioners only receive $185. The union is demanding that teachers should receive 90% of their salaries on retirement.

The teachers also say that public schools are in a state of collapse due to the plundering of public money. Last year teachers demonstrated with landless farmers, for proper funding for education and against the government's attacks on democratic rights and failure to address the issue of land reform in the country, where 80% of the land is owned by 2% of the people.