The opposition is trying to reduce the power of teachers’ unions with the bill

The opposition is trying to reduce the power of teachers’ unions with the bill

The initiative “Together for changes” was presented by Senator Joaquin de la Torre; “Roberto Baradel, you are not going to steal our children’s future,” he said

The Together for Change bill also wants to regulate wage increases with a trigger clause
The Together for Change bill also wants to regulate wage increases with a trigger clause

As part of a historic standoff between teachers’ unions and the government that has led to the suspension of classes, the opposition is working together to lead changes in Buenos Aires province to reduce the power of unions. “Roberto Baradel, you are not going to steal the future from our children” Buenos Aires senator Joaquin de la Torre noted, after presenting A A bill that aims to make education an essential service.

As far as he could tell According to sources close to the senator from Buenos Aires, the initiative seeks – in addition to making public education necessary in the province of Buenos Aires – to propose the renewal of salaries automatically, with a trigger point according to inflation.

“Strictly speaking, the spirit of the project is searching Limit the power of guilds in relation to parity, the mechanism by which they put pressure on teachers to make them unemployed,” they told this media from the de la Torre compound. Thus, the proposal, as they noted, provides a 180-day guarantee of classes, which is often influenced during negotiations with the authorities.

The project also aims to observe the class days set in the calendar in accordance with national legislation, So that in case of a strike, the days are restored by removing the vacation days.

In addition to this initiative, in the Senate of the Province of Buenos Aires, a project A statement rejecting pressure from SUTEBA Secretary General Roberto BaradelliGeneral Directorate of Culture and Education for not fulfilling the agreement with the nation to add one hour to half-day classes in primary schools.

“There are eleven provinces that have already signed an agreement with the National Ministry of Education to add one hour of lessons in primary schools, both public and private,” de la Torre noted, continuing: “Our province, without it, anyway. It is not doing so because of pressure from some teaching unions who reject the measure. We cannot remain captive to Baradeli’s extortion, which holds the future of our children and grandchildren hostage.“.

The initiative of the national portfolio, led by Jaime Perczyk, stipulates that all one-day primary schools in the country must add an hour of lessons per day. Thus, 86% of students will spend 4 to 5 hours a day at school, which increases the total number of hours per week to 20 hours, instead of the current 20 hours. Per year, this modification provides 38 additional days of classes, and if the policy continues for five or six years, one year of classes will be added.

Source: La Nacion

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