Speaking to Lusa, the secretary general of Sinpes, Eduardo Alberto stated that the teachers resumed the strike meeting the government's “silence” regarding wage issues and health insurance.
In the last business round, he stressed, the guardianship was responsible for bringing these concerns to the President of the Republic, with no response so far
Sinpes had suspended the strike on November 1, approving their return to classes that had been paralyzed since October 24, 2022.
However, at the last meeting of February 17, “in which the executive's reversal of priorities” was noted, no solutions were presented, the trade unionist said.
“When you can buy 45 vehicles in a total of 9 million euros, that is a paradox. In a country that intends to be competitive and knowing that knowledge is a lever for growth, there is no political will to increase wages, ”he said.
According to Eduardo Peres Alberto, there are about 3400 higher education teachers, with an average salary of 373,000 kwanzas, while the remuneration of a full professor can be fastened at 593,000 kwanzas.
"You can't talk about improving the quality of education with this miserable salary," he lamented.
Sinpes stressed, in a statement, that it is “recurring the death of several teachers due to the precariousness in medical and drug care”. A “precariousness” that “derives from the poor remuneration” of the teaching class, he says.
In negotiations between the parties, during last year's strike, there was the promise of two claims to be served, from the four fractants of the claiming notebook, namely funds for scientific investigation and continuous training.
As for salaries and health insurance, the answer to these two complaints was pending and would be submitted to the holder of the Executive Power.