Blockade in government negotiations with education unions
Articol de Adriana Leu, 05 Iunie 2023, 18:08
Two weeks of the general strike have already passed, and the situation is no better than at the beginning of the labor conflict. The trade unionists demanded a series of measures, mainly aimed at wage increases and more money for education.
The government offered higher wages, but the advanced figures and conditions were not accepted by the teachers.
The executive also said that this was the final offer and urges them to return to classes with the nearly 3 million children enrolled in educational institutions.
Student associations have declared their support for their teachers and are also asking for Education to benefit from 6% of GDP.
The teaching staff enjoys the support of the parents, but those who have children in the 8th and 12th grades are increasingly worried and have launched an online petition demanding the organization of the national assessment and baccalaureate exams on the fixed dates, i.e. from 12 June for those finishing high school and from June 19 for secondary school graduates.
It should be emphasized that twelfth grade students have officially finished their courses, and the term for the end of secondary school and the baccalaureate registration deadline has been extended until Friday, when the 8th graders will also finish the school year.
The Minister of Education Ligia Deca declared at the end of last week that there is no option of canceling the exams and that all children will have the opportunity to take the national assessment and the baccalaureate, but that this period will have to be pushed back in the calendar, so that there are the necessary teachers to conduct them.
Translated by: Radu Matei