Following the strikes in the public sector last month (see our February newsletter), the countries’ largest teachers’ union federation organised a national protest in demand of higher wages. ETUCE stands in solidarity with the teachers and states that the teachers demand concrete and tangible improvements. They should not be punished and suffer unfair treatment for having provided quality service during times of recession and budget cuts in education. The ETUCE writes that they support FNE, FENPROF and SINDEP in their demand to the Portuguese government to stop making small concessions and commit to an important step in investing in teaching staff and quality education.
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