Nearly one hundred workers of the University of Valencia have met in an assembly of teaching and research staff and have agreed to mobilize due to “breach by the Valencian Generalitat of the pre-agreement of the labor personnel agreement signed most of April of 2019 “.
As CCOO, CSIF, STEPV and UGT have criticized in a joint statement, “after almost four years of difficult negotiations that finally allowed the signing of a pre-agreement between the Generalitat, trade unions and universities, the Valencian government now refuses to sign the agreement so that it can be applied. ”
For all this, “the workers of the University require the Ministry of Innovation and Universities, the Ministry of Finance, and the President of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, to unlock the situation and fulfill the commitment made publicly with his signature “.
“Given the continuing neglect and excuses of the Valencian government, the assembly has agreed to intensify the information and mobilization campaign demanding the signing of the agreement, with all means at its disposal: collection of signatures and support, presence in media and networks, concentrations, give classes to the street, boycotts, among others, and with the preparation of a strike in which the entire university community of the five Valencian public universities would be called, “they said.
“For years, the Valencian Community is the only autonomy in which there is no such agreement, which would allow improvements in working conditions and wages, giving a common framework to the public university workforce”, they have denounced .
Thus, they have criticized that although the economic payment of the agreed salary increases is included in the budgets of 2019 and 2020, the Generalitat “does not even access the authorization of the necessary expenditure so that universities can pay the mentioned improvement in the salaries of the lowest paid staff. ” .