On 2 July 2018, ten unions of the platform also represented by FENPROF and FNE, ETUCE member organisations in Portugal, sent a letter to the Minister of Education of Portugal asking for the continuation of the negotiations.

The Portuguese Ministry of Education had interrupted in early June 2018 the negotiations with the education trade unions regarding a defreeze of the teaching career progression concerning the compensation for nine years, four months and two days. As reported by the ETUCE member organisations in Portugal, the Ministry of Education stated that there would be no recovery of salaries at all should teachers not accept the Ministry’s offer of two years, nine months and eighteen days.

Refusing the Ministry’s offer and claiming for the full compensation, the unions confirmed their willingness to continue negotiations on nine years, four months and two days recovery of salaries.

ETUCE continues to monitor the situation.