Portugal - Teachers’ strike followed by intense talks - November 30, 2017

Teachers started strike activities against activities they consider not to be included in their job descriptions, such as the extra tuition given to students. Their nationwide strike, which unions described as ‘the biggest of the decade’, saw thousands of teachers stay away from the classroom, forcing hundreds of schools to close. The action is to protest against successive freezes placed on teaching careers, spanning almost a decade, from 31 August 2005 to 31 December 2007, and again from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2018. These freezes have seen teachers stopped from following what would otherwise have been an automatic career progression, organically climbing the ranks with time and experience, and losing out on pay rises.

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