Two schools closed in Madeira and membership of around 50%

Two schools closed, an adherence above 50% in different educational establishments is the first assessment made by the Madeira Teachers Union (SPM) to today’s strike, said a union source.

According to the data collected until 11:00 am, 1st cycle schools with pre-school, in Ajuda (Funchal) and in Lombo, in the parish of Canhas, in the municipality of Ponta do Sol, are closed, stressed Luísa Paixão.

The union leader said that in the 1st cycle schools with pre-school in São Martinho and Pena, in the municipality of Funchal, the participation is 50%.

He also mentioned that the same index is registered in identical educational establishments in the municipality of Porto Moniz, in the north of the island, and in Campanário, in the municipality of Câmara de Lobos, and also in S.Vicente, on the north coast.

“The situation in secondary schools is still difficult to verify”, underlined the same union leader.

Luísa Paixão pointed out that “most schools are functioning, although in all there are elements that are on strike”.

Lusa contacted the Regional Education Secretariat of Madeira, having a source from the secretary’s office declared that “until 11:00 there is no record of constraints in schools in the region due to the strike”.

CGTP’s Common Front for Public Administration called today for a national strike against the proposed 0.3% wage increases.

This was followed by the announcement of national strikes by UGT structures – the National Federation of Public Administration Unions (Fesap) and the Union Front led by the Union of Technical Staff of the State (STE).

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However, several sectoral organizations also scheduled strikes for today, as are the cases of the National Federation of Teachers (Fenprof), affects CGTP, the National Federation of Nurses’ Unions (FENSE), the National Federation of Doctors (FNAM) and the Union National Institute of Senior Health Technicians in the Diagnostic and Therapeutic Areas.

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