Sunday, December 10, 2023

A new strike will be demanded to improve working conditions in Basque public education

The mobilizations are called by the unions Steilas, ELA and CCOO. Neither the UGT nor LAB participated in the strikes, the latter because they preferred to bet on the strike of the entire Basque public sector scheduled for Wednesday.

Unions Steilas, ELA and CCOO They called for a strike on Tuesday for all non-university and special education teachers, as well as kitchen and cleaning staff, to protest the staff working conditions in public education.

There are two demonstrations called (11:30 am) at Bilbao from the Basque Government on Gran Vía to City Hall, San Sebastián from Boulevard to Alderdi Eder, and on Vitoria-Gasteiz from Plaza Bilbao to Virgen Blanca.

The new strike day aims to “improve” working conditions in Basque public schools and urges the Department of Education to “stop its policy of privatization and impunity, and not accept the limitations of budget in Madrid to be able to decide on Euskadi’s salaries and replacement rates. “.

The demands of the organizing unions are to lighten the workload, provide resources to respond to the reality of the current students and recover the purchasing power of recent years, whose absence they estimated at 20%.

According to the request, a 10% increase will be negotiated for the next year 2024, and the rest will be “identified debt.”

They also demand a change in the workforce, through early retirement or reduced working hours; strengthening jobs; update the OPE model, and reduce real temporary employment to 8%, from the current 30% of teaching staff and 50% of special education.

They also proposed the approval of a plan for the Basque language of all educational personnel and co-educational projects to “influence coexistence and equality, and combat machismo.”

The centers maintain that these developments “need to be negotiated and included in new sectoral agreements” and confirm that the Basque education law, which is currently being processed, “is insufficient and does not respond to content we ask for.”

They did not participate in the strike by UGT and LAB the latter union prefers to bet on the strike of the entire Basque public sector scheduled for Wednesday.

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