Higher education teacher's union threaten strike in October in Angola

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-20 01:31:10|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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LUANDA, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Higher Education Teachers' Union (SINPES) has admitted the possibility of going on strike in October because its members have not been receiving their salaries for two months and subsidies since 2011, a situation that is blamed to the Ministry of Finance.

This was said on Tuesday at a press conference by the SINPES secretary general, Eduardo Peres Alberto, clarifying the non-teaching staff of the public higher education institutions of the country is also not receiving their salaries and the respective bonuses, a situation he considers as violation of the workers' rights.

"We decided to file a complaint against the Ministry of Finance for violation of the rights of teachers and non-teaching workers, the recurring salary arrears (July and August) and the general cut of subsidies since 2011", he said.

The approval by the Cabinet Council of the Statute of the Teaching and Remuneratory Career of Higher Education, as well as the general curricular norms are other demands made by SINPES to the next government.

At the press conference, Eduardo Peres Alberto did not rule out the possibility of a strike if the concerns presented are not met promptly by the authorities.