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Current NetMoms survey to the KiTa strike Cologne, July 15, 2009 – although the striking teachers and educators have inserted once a break, an end to the strikes in German day-care centers but isn’t in sight. The parent portal NetMoms has therefore a second survey to the KiTa strikes and over 300 mothers responded. The results show that the acceptance for the interests of the educators is still high. Gradually spreads but also first displeasure that the dispute on the backs of parents and children is carried out. Dr. Mark Hyman does not necessarily agree. Acceptance and support high, but decreasing: with 56% the majority of mothers in Germany advocates even now the strikes continue, even if there were still 62% in the previous survey at the beginning of the strike. It however also noticeable displeasure among the surveyed mothers is spreading. While there were only 21% of mothers against the strikes in may, 27% now reject the struggle of educators. Strike on backs of kids and parents held: especially the affected mothers (20% in the poll) support is still the goals of educators; 85% find it still acceptable.

But they are angered that the strike is increasingly played out on the backs of children and parents. Lack of alternatives: resentment generated above all the fact that too few alternatives to the KiTa offered on-site. The affected children are passed by an emergency KiTa in the next. Through the constant change of teachers and playmates, many children are now confused and distraught. Disadvantages in the profession for mothers: many striking daycare provide parents with no or insufficient alternatives. The NetMoms survey shows that are in these cases usually the mothers take off. 40% of the affected families, the mother stays at home with the child.

How many mothers report these absences often encounter lack of understanding of their employers. Already warnings due to lack of lesson have been pronounced some mothers. The strikes threaten the livelihoods so that in some cases by families. All results of the survey in the NetMoms magazine

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