Children in Parliament – level 2
Teachers in the Democratic Republic of Congo went on strike on October 4.
The strike already lasted more than two weeks, which meant that children learned nothing. Teachers said they would not teach children until next year, and children got very angry.
They walked to Congo’s parliament because they wanted the government to end the strike. They spoke to an official, who said that children should be in school and learn and not in the parliament. He also said that teachers told the children to do this to get what they wanted.
He said that teachers asked for more money and bonuses for their work. They also want to change the age when teachers stop working and retire.
Difficult words: strike (to stop work until something changes such as you get more money; when workers stop work), bonus (extra money which somebody gets because he works hard), retire (to leave a job because of old age or illness).
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