Non-teaching staff strike closes schools

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 04-05-2018 14:35:00 · 0 Comments
Non-teaching staff strike closes schools

The general secretary of the Portuguese national Education Federation (FNE), João Dias da Silva, said on Friday that initial figures show “strong support” for today’s strike by non-reaching staff, with schools closed all around the country.

Speaking to reporters in front of Passos Manuel primary and secondary school in Lisbon, João Dias da Silva said he had information about many schools that were closed up and down Portugal, such as the school behind him that “Does not generally close” (in strikes) and where just one non-teaching member of staff turned up for work.

Non-teaching staff at schools are on strike on Friday to demand temporary staff is taken non full-time, that they all get a specific career and enough resources to ensure they can do a good job at the schools.

The strike was called by both of Portugal’s labour confederations, CGTP and UGT.


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