Who are we?
We are teachers and students of the humanities and social sciences. We are concerned about the disparagement and undervaluing of our subjects of study: the science of people and society. Long-term systemic inequities in the support for science and higher education have recently escalated and threaten the further cultivation of the humanities and their transmission to the next generation.
For our teaching work, which includes independent research to advance the current state of research internationally, we are asking for a salary to at least equivalent to the average salary in secondary schools. It is scandalous that the basic salary of university teachers in the humanities does not even reach the minimum decent wage.
How can international academics get involved?
- Join the protest and reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Write a letter describing, how the economic situation in the Czech universities affects you and your career.