Teachers are also on strike in several schools in the municipality of Albufeira. This Tuesday, the 13th of December, the teachers' strike is taking place at Escola EB 23 Drª. Diamantina Negrão, from the Albufeira Oriental School Grouping, in Ferreiras, as well as at the EB1 da Correira School, in the Albufeira School Grouping.
Last night, as happened in other places in the Algarve and the country, namely in Portimão, teachers from Albufeira gathered in protest at Albufeira Town Hall.
The national strike was called by the Union of All Teachers (STOP) and brings together teachers from all political persuasions.
This stoppage takes place at a time when the Ministry of Education is in negotiations with the unions, which have been against most of the tutelage's proposals.
The Union of All Teachers contests the changes to the competition model for the placement of teachers and calls for improvement in career conditions, namely with regard to salaries, difficulties in changing levels, the freezing of service time, among others.
The Government wants to maintain the criteria for hiring teachers, but it wants a new placement model, transforming national competitions into municipal lists.
The integration of teachers will be decided by local boards of directors, who will not hire teachers directly. For the Minister of Education, these changes mean greater stability for teachers.
The S.TO.P claims that this strike is an “unprecedented form of struggle”. The protest was convened following a survey carried out on the ArLindo blog, where thousands of teachers supported the holding of this strike for an indefinite period.
The other teachers' unions, affiliated with Fenprof, did not join this stoppage, having only scheduled a demonstration for March 2023 and vigils in various parts of the country.