The Ministry of Education has convened industry unions for a new negotiating meeting to review the recruitment and mobility regime on January 18 and 20, it was announced on Monday.
This is the third round of the negotiation process that began in September, the last meeting of which took place on November 8, and the Minister of Education has already sent a new meeting for January, arguing that until then the government explore the needs of the education system develop concrete proposals.
While the delay was not criticized at the time, several trade union structures pressured the guardianship to schedule a third meeting, blaming the Ministry of Education for stalling negotiations.
The ministry said in a statement that it would also “analyzed the proposal on the calendar of negotiations on other issues”.
The opening of other negotiating processes is one of the demands of eight trade union structures, including the National Federation of Teachers (Fenprof), which organized a four-day camp starting Tuesday at the head of the Ministry of Education in Lisbon. .
Contacting Lusa after the announcement of the new negotiation meetings, Fenprof’s general secretary explained that the fighting will remain as planned for the time being because “Calling a meeting by itself doesn’t change anything”.
Trade unions have determined January 10, Tuesday, as guardianship retreat period in some proposals presented in the context of negotiations to review the recruitment and mobility model and start new negotiation processes on other topics.
In addition to this camp, they also called for a district strike from 16 January to 8 February and a demonstration in Lisbon on 11 February.
However, since December 9, there has been an indefinite strike called by the Union of All Educational Workers (STOP), which has already sent out strike notices for the whole of January. On Saturday he holds a national march in Lisbon, between the Marquis de Pombal and Terreiro do Paso.
The Independent Union of Teachers and Educators (SIPE) also began last week a partial strike in the first half of classes, which will last until February.