Portuguese academics strike after failed negotiations – EURACTIV.com


Eight unions led a academics’ strike on Monday that may final 18 days after the Schooling Ministry pushed again negotiation dates on the deadline to withdraw some proposals offered in earlier negotiations.

A academics’ strike that may final 18 days began on Monday and can have an effect on completely different districts every day, beginning in Lisbon, the place a protest is scheduled in Rossio Sq..

The academics are contesting a few of the proposals put ahead by the Ministry of Schooling as a part of the negotiations to revise the mobility and recruitment regime for instructing employees however are additionally demanding options to older issues associated to their careers, working situations and salaries.

The eight unions, who had initially thought of that it was not the “acceptable time” for a strike, because the negotiation course of with the ministry of training on hiring practices was underway, determined to name the strike after giving the ministry a deadline to withdraw a few of the proposals offered in earlier negotiations and open new negotiation processes on different points.

The deadline ended on 10 January, and the day earlier than, the Ministry of Schooling referred to as the third spherical of negotiations for the 18th and twentieth, through which a proposal for a negotiating calendar on different points would even be mentioned.

Nevertheless, the secretary-general of the nationwide union of professors (Fenprof) defined that the agendas would stay as deliberate as a result of “the convening of a gathering doesn’t change something.”

On Friday, on the finish of a four-day camp in entrance of the ministry of training, Mário Nogueira additionally mentioned that from 20 January, the whole lot is feasible.

“I’d say that it’s a key day,” he mentioned, including that the ministry has to fulfill the academics’ calls for as a result of “conferences with out options don’t reply the issues.”

“We would like the assembly on the twentieth to be a landmark one, and if there aren’t the solutions we would like, we’ll proceed till 11 February,” he added, including that on that day, an indication takes place in Lisbon.

(Mariana Caeiro | Lusa.pt)

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