Laura Poy Solano
Newspaper La Jornada
Wednesday, June 8, 2022, p. 12
Teachers from dissident teachers’ movements from Michoacán, Jalisco, Querétaro, Morelos and the state of Mexico, among other entities, set up a sit-in in front of the National Palace to demand the basification of teachers with interim positions, payment of benefits, repeal of the payment of pensions with units of measurement and updating (UMA) and review of investigation folders against leaders.
In interview with the dayProfessor Antonio Castro López, general secretary of the National Democratic Executive Committee of the SNTE in Struggle, stressed that a large part of the contingent is from the grassroots teachers’ movement of Michoacán, who defined a day of struggle from June 6 to 10 in the capital of the country.
It was decided to come to Mexico City due to the lack of definition of the state authorities, since among the central problems is the salary review, the regularization of all the colleagues with a base position and that the functions and categories that they currently carry out be recognized. A thorough review of all prospective partners is requiredCastro Lopez indicated.
For this reason, he reported that this week they will carry out various mobilizations to different federal agencies to demand the installation of a dialogue table with the state and federal governments.
Meanwhile, Arturo Casados Cruz, general secretary of the Conalep Teachers’ Union (SutdConalep), pointed out that in the absence of a response from the Undersecretary of Higher Secondary Education, headed by Juan Pablo Arroyo, “to base all teaching staff, as well as the payment of benefits, next week we are going to a strike and national mobilization.
We have been trying to dialogue with the authorities for several months, but on June 2 the heads of the dependencies did not even show up, so the agreements to analyze the cost of basification of the comrades in the states have not been fulfilled.said Casados, who added that in at least 16 states there have been staggered class strikes in protest at the lack of agreements.