Fenprof Secretary-General announced today that the teachers' time-scrambling will continue a "legal path", in addition to strikes at meetings, including assessments, and a complaint to the International Labor Organization, among other protests.
The announcements were made by Mário Nogueira in front of the Ministry of Finance in Lisbon at the end of a national teachers' demonstration, attended by about 20 thousand teachers, according to figures provided by PSP to Lusa.
The leader of Fenprof announced that the union organizations of teachers will contest the diploma approved by the Government in Council of Ministers on Thursday "in the courts, with the Assembly of the Republic and the President of the Republic" and with protest actions of indefinite duration .
Mário Nogueira announced that the organizations decided to "resort to the legal route, both in collective and abstract representation of teachers, or supporting those who decide to advance individually" in national courts, assuming the possibility of appealing to European bodies.
The organizations will also "present a complaint against the Portuguese Government to the ILO [Organização Internacional do Trabalho], International Education and UNESCO for disrespect for labor and professional rights of teachers, breach of commitment and violation of the law of negotiation and the law of the State Budget of 2018.
Mário Nogueira also announced a national concentration of teachers and educators in front of the Assembly of the Republic, "for the day when the Minister of Education there go to discuss the State Budget for 2019 in the specialty, if not get sick the day before."
Mário Nogueira said that as of October 15, teachers will meet the schedule to which they are obliged scrupulously, which implies "initiating a national strike at the meetings for which teachers are called", as "mid-term pupils if the teaching activity is not interrupted for this purpose ", as well as meetings of pedagogical council, department council or teachers' council.