USA: Over 30,000 teachers, public workers, retirees and community activists protested on Saturday in Trenton, New Jersey’s state capital, against Governor Chris Christie’s massive budget cuts: here. And here.
The bill signed last Wednesday by Michigan Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm changing the Michigan Public Schools Employees Retirement System is a sweeping attack on public school teachers and the state’s educational system: here.
More than 90 percent of Minnesota nurses voted May 19 to reject contract concessions sought by six Twin Cities-area hospital systems: here.
After a 10-day inspection visit, the International Monetary Fund mission to Sri Lanka announced last Thursday that it was “encouraged” by the government’s planned measures to cut the budget deficit: here.
Thousands of would-be students will be turned away next semester, after announcements this month that four New Zealand universities will drastically restrict admissions: here.