always and only by decree. All this the school community does not deserve

With the publication of the decree on schools in the Official Gazette on 1 May, the government strongly intervenes in many aspects of school life, which as an authentic resource for the country returns and becomes a terrain for spending cuts and political-ideological clashes. The multi-annual financial planning documents do not foresee investments, but cuts that the system has punctually undergone for decades.

Once again, issues of great importance to the school system are resolved through unilateral actions, even with a legal decree that avoids any confrontation with the world of schools. The awareness that participation in change contributes to the innovation processes by increasing its quality and value is obviously completely lacking in government and “politics” at this stage. And this after two years of pandemic, where the school has completely reinvented itself, and with a war that entails the need to welcome refugees from Ukraine (over 30,000 have arrived and welcomed, including unaccompanied minors).

The school has proven to be one of the most effective integration tools through actions of concrete and supportive acceptance with a view to a genuine culture of peace. For this alone he would have deserved a different treatment, marked by attention and involvement; in the same way, the professional organizations on which the staff a few days ago renewed their confidence with a very large turnout in the vote on the renewal of the RSU would have deserved it, which in turn legitimized their representative role.

Instead, just days after the vote on the renewal of the RSU, in which one million workers gave their trust to the unions, it was decided to proceed with the decree on such important issues.

For this reason, the schools’ professional organizations have jointly decided on a large mobilization, starting with the workers, in order to involve the entire educated community, which is seen to reduce the extent of autonomy, also of constitutional relevance, such as freedom of education, which risks being unacceptable. relationship.

All this in the presence of a protracted and unresolved wage problem affecting all school staff. The government draws the extra resources included in the Budget Act for the renewal of the contract, and allocates them to incentive training methods decided unilaterally, with a clear reduction of the resources intended to reassess everyone’s wages as a whole and with a mortgage in cutting the workforce in the coming years. In order to regain the resources for a selective remuneration policy, the use of the resources currently used for the teaching card is also presupposed, in addition to any negotiation comparison.

Meanwhile, the issue of insecurity has not been addressed, on the contrary, the outlined recruitment system, further burdened in terms of time and demands, appears extremely punitive and unable to solve the scourge of insecure work.

A normal and legitimate transition phase is not foreseen for basic training, and the need to offer stabilization opportunities for insecure staff for whom no specific path has been established to access the role is not taken into account.

For all these reasons, FLC CGIL, CISL SCUOLA, UIL SCUOLA RUA, SNALS and GILDA have agreed to organize a strong mobilization, starting with an impressively widespread information campaign aimed not only at school staff but also at civil society, families and citizens, for whom it should be immediately highlighted how these measures do not recognize the necessary centrality of education and training policies with choices that truly strengthen the role of the country’s public and democratic school, to ensure full exercise of the right to study.

With the mobilization process for all staff, FLC CGIL, CISL SCUOLA, UIL SCUOLA RUA, SNALS and GILDA intend to emphasize the dissent against Legislative Decree 36, to achieve radical changes and demand decentralization of all matters affecting the employment relationship, the renewal of the contract they request on the immediate start of negotiations. It is in this context that the comparison on professional development paths must also be brought back, for which investment of additional and specific resources is in any case indispensable.

They therefore reserve the right to evaluate the use of all the mobilization actions that will be necessary, also in relation to the development of the confrontation that they intend to request and initiate with the government and the parliamentary political forces, and indicates a number of initiatives:

  • Convening of all RSUs elected at the most recent election on Friday, May 6 at. 15.00 live streaming with the intervention of the 5 Secretaries General in the category (initiative flyer follows)
  • Convocation of unit directors in the 5 unions, for the day on 13 May at 15, always online
  • From 3 May, proclamation of the agitation mode with the sending of a requirements platform on which to start the cooling procedures and contextual blocking of additional activities for all school staff
  • Meeting with all parliamentary groups.

Under the above initiatives, further mobilization proposals will be evaluated to achieve the necessary results for all staff in the category.

Francesco Sinopoli
Ivana Barbacci
UIL School RUA
Giuseppe Turi
SNALER Konfsal
Elvira Serafini
Rino Di Meglio

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