communications secretary UTE-Ctera, Paula Gallignianadefended this thursday teachers strike This happens in denial of training sessions on Saturday in the city of Buenos Aires, a recent measure taken by the Government of Buenos Aires. Facing questions about cessation of activities as a measure of force majeure, he said that “More days of class is not more education” and accused the administration Horacio Rodriguez Laretta To make “surprising media announcements”.
in dialogue 910 amTeacher complains: “We are being harassed and tried to be disciplined by a marketing policy” The only thing he wants is for Laretta to use education as a campaign slogan in his presidential race, without actually giving a single answer to the things happening inside the schools in the city of Buenos Aires”.
After this he found out the reasons for the strike. “First, They are telling us to go to work on Saturdays, for our training, our places for institutional reform on Saturdays. To recover a holiday that had features I don’t need to elaborate too much…”, Galigniana launched and continued: “A holiday that the government minimizes and keeps in the same condition as that it was a non-working day due to weather conditions, when it was about the attempted assassination of the Vice President.”
After that, he emphasized: “Rodriguez Laretta wants us to work on Saturdays. The working conditions don’t say that.”
in spite of admitting that Travel To be held on Saturday—only three times in 2023— Additional payment will be made to add class daysAccused the government of Buenos Aires of doing so “Surprising Media Announcements” in which “Things are declared in the air”, In this sense, he assured that “It is not written anywhere that what is going to happen in all this” and that”[no se informó] How much? [tiempo] There are going to be days and exactly how much is going to be paid”. And he insisted: “I do not agree that working conditions are not respected. More school days is not more education. ,
Later, he expressed his displeasure with the President of Buenos Aires for his alleged lack of interaction with the teachers. “As teachers, we are the ones who know, it would be great if Laretta and [Soledad] Acuna listen to us, We are not summoned, we are informed by the media about every single remedy,” he said.
when asked about duration of force measurement Scheduled for this Thursday, said: “We will continue to protest and demand the work and teaching and learning conditions that schools need., And we’re going to demand that the city government stop playing politics with our work, with the kids and with the education, and that it sit down with the workers, with the parents and with the students.
In conclusion, he added: “There are many more school days that have been lost because of a union conflict, due to lack of vacancies or because of faulty building issues. It is the city government that disinvests in education, which puts 55,000 children in schools.” leaves without vacancies, which does not fix buildings and does not guarantee the number of teachers. More teachers are needed, not more hours. If only teachers had a strike, we would not have talked about any problem.
In a statement calling for the strike, UTE today announced the completion of “Decentralized activities” throughout the city “Against the subjugation of the rights historically enjoyed by workers and for respect for the teaching working day from Monday to Friday.”
As per the description, in the schedule a . Will happen Acoyte and Rivadavia. 11 a.m. in “Traffic Lights and Public Classes”, In addition to various “traffic lights” at various intersections in the Buenos Aires area around noon. there will also be A caravan that will go from the corner of Varela and Cruz to La Rioja and Caseros.
Following the announcement of UTE, the Minister of Education of Buenos Aires, Soledad Acuna, The unions were questioned in a series of messages posted on Twitter yesterday.
“They say they protect education, but they leave children without classes. Again. Some other day. As if the pandemic wasn’t enough, Sustaining and feeding the educational tragedy ”, picked up the officer, and said that those who called for the strike were “the ones who opposed the closed schools.” “We are not surprised” They are the most approximate. They do politics.” Gave opinion.
As he argued, the Government of Buenos Aires took this measure to prevent students from missing out on more days in class and clarified that in addition Teachers get paid extra for attending training on Saturdays.
“They stopped opposing ‘Zoom’ and calling for ‘virtuality’ at the time of remote classes, when we managed to reopen schools. They paused to say ‘no’ to the IMF and again to show solidarity with the ‘companions’ convicted of setting the Chubut Legislature on fire, he said.
And he closed: “They use the school and the boys” dispute zone partisan and encouraging student unions to take over colleges. I’m going to say it a thousand times. It doesn’t matter what the argument is: Right to education cannot be infringed.”
For her part, Amanda Martin, Ademis’ central secretary, told Country That teachers get paid less. In such a situation, they have to work in three shifts daily. To that assignment, Martin said, the training day that the Buenos Aires Ministry of Education intends to complete on Saturday will be added. Furthermore, according to Martin, these conventions, called Space for Institutional Improvement (EMI), break with what is established in the Teaching Law.
“Revision in working hours of teachers due to lower wages has a very strong effect. Most hold on to two or three positions because otherwise they don’t end. And now the day gets longer Why should he go for training on Saturday?, when he, moreover, violates the teaching statute. Teacher training for any change in work area must take place during the working day, known as “in service”. For this reason, today teachers have joined collectively and many schools have closed their doors”, described Martin.
Eduardo López, general secretary of the city’s CTA, trade union secretary of CTera and deputy general secretary of UTE, He said the inconvenience is not only due to training scheduled to be held on a Saturday starting in October, but also that the government of Buenos Aires is planning to hold a promotion competition over the weekend. “The teachers with the highest marks go to these competitions to compete for positions. That too was always done in the week. We have to go to the government headquarters to see if it is open on Saturdays, I will do it on this Saturday. Going to see if Leretta is working or not,” claimed the trade unionist.