The phased strike had been suspended last Thursday, and will now be resumed as the teachers' demands were not met.
"This decision came out of a consultation meeting with union members and teachers from the Ministry of Education, held on December 3rd by Sinprof, in the 18 provinces. The meeting served to address issues arising from the meeting that the union held with the Minister of Education, Luísa Grilo", on the 1st of December, informed Sinprof in a statement.
The union advanced that the 10 points of its claim booklet "summarize the main concerns of the teaching class and the education sector", having been signed on April 24, 2021, a memorandum of understanding on a point of the booklet that refers to the progression in the career of education agents.
However, the remaining points, which have not been reached, should continue to be negotiated. The memorandum granted, according to Sinprof, a moratorium and a warning to return to the strike, in case of non-compliance with the points in the notebook.
On the 16th of July, Sinprof communicated to the Ministry of Education that the teachers would go on strike if the issues in the notebook were not satisfied, with negotiating rounds having been held in October and November, without satisfactory results.
"Between the 23rd and 30th of November, the first phase of the strike took place across the country, with a historic adherence of 100 percent", continued Sinprof, stressing that, last Thursday, at the only meeting of After the strike, the Minister of Education requested a 15-day moratorium for the issues under discussion to be analyzed by the Council of Ministers.
However, in workers' assemblies held across the country on Saturday, in which 15,934 teachers participated, they unanimously decided not to accept the moratorium "because it lacks a proposal with concrete actions".
Sinprof said it was aware of the consequences that the strike could have on the teaching-learning process and the school calendar and therefore called, in the note, for the executive to resolve "the issues claimed by teachers, in order to get out of this impasse".
From the perspective of the Ministry of Education, the declaration of strike decreed by Sinprof breaks the memorandum of understanding signed between the parties to be in force until January 2023 and ignores the efforts and openness to dialogue in the resolution of the claimed issues, some of which are being treated by other ministerial departments.