Teachers threaten strike – The Economic Journal

The secretary general of Fenprof, Mário Nogueira, warns that if the Assembly of the Republic does not approve the amendments to the government decree, where it was planned to return full time to teachers, there may be a new strike.

In an interview with RTP this Friday morning, before the vote in Parliament, the trade unionist threatened the possibility of a strike in the event of full thawing being hit.

Still, Mário Nogueira admitted that "no student in the country will be harmed" by the strike. The National Federation of Education (FNE) has considered that teachers' claim should extend to all special careers, which have seen progression frozen.

If the government decree is cast by votes of PS, PSD and CDS-PP, Fenprof admits to move forward with measures that could go through a strike or "for an involvement in the campaign that now comes." Until this Friday, only favorable votes from BE, PCP, PEV are expected.

"We will think and read exactly what has been approved, we will gather our Fenprof unions on Monday and Tuesday, on Wednesday we will gather the ten teachers trade unions and in the afternoon, at 6:30 pm, we will announce what we will do, with a certainty, that only those who fail to fight are defeated, "Mário Nogueira said during the interview.

The union official clarified that if the full count of the time of service is not consecrated, there is a "moral victory", since "it is clear that there is only one party that wants to erase the time of service to teachers, which is the Socialist Party" .

However, Mário Nogueira considers that the other parties "are not sufficiently flexible to realize that, without giving up their parties, they could make the effort to make it prevail" what teachers consider essential.

During the interview, Mário Nogueira accused the government of falsifying the numbers, and "every time he speaks he says a different number", and criticized the fact that they are a "contraption of opportunism" that lies where he can.

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