The Finance Ministry hastened to comment on the meeting with the teachers that motivated criticism, on the way out, of Mário Nogueira da Fenprof.
"As the Assembly of the Republic introduced into the Law of the State Budget for 2019 a rule equal to that contained in the Budget Law for 2018, and the legislative process of the decree-law which allows teachers to recover time of service is not yet closed. Government corresponded with the call for a new negotiation meeting with the union structures to verify the possibility of approximation and request the presentation of new proposals, "the statement said.
But, says the government, "it was verified that the union structures maintained their position of intransigence, not accepting to negotiate anything other than the full recovery of 9 years, 4 months and 2 days, thus refusing any negotiating opening." According to Mário Centeno's Ministry, "this solution was expressly rejected by the Assembly of the Republic in the vote in the specialty of the State Budget, and it was only approved to keep the negotiation open, leaving the mold of this negotiation totally open."
The Government adds that "it can not accept that teachers are harmed". Therefore, it guarantees that "it will resume the legislative process of the decree-law that allows teachers of primary and secondary education, whose count of time of service was frozen between 2011 and 2017, recover 2 years, 9 months and 18 days, to pass on the to which they progress from that date. "
"The Government thus avoids a deadlock that only harms teachers," says the Ministry of Finance.
Thus, "without the agreement of the trade union structures, and without the recovery of time being part of its program, in which the commitment to unfreeze careers was registered, the Government will not fail to recognize, through the decree-law, the recovery of teaching time, with reference to an integrated vision of the public employment system, in a parallelism with the diversity of careers and the respective remuneration development mechanisms, "the statement said.