The 1,117 reinforcement teachers
hired this September, to try to make Madrid society believe
that measures were being taken to control the expansion of the Covid -19 pandemic in the
classrooms could be fired when the Christmas holidays arrive
This past Thursday, the Minister of Education (CAM), Enrique Ossorio, stated that the hiring of
"was to compensate for possible shortcomings from the previous year (...) as the
commitment was until the first quarter, these contracts end on December 22."
From Solidaridad Obrera we consider these
, which were already programmed by the
Department of Education of the Community of Madrid
, absolutely irrational, antisocial and
The colleagues, who have been hired to reinforce the workforce at the beginning of the course,
are doing a commendable job in the centers, at an extremely delicate time for public education.
We are in a situation of absolute degradation of the public education service
, in which we are
working, at the gates of winter, with all the windows and doors open, because there are no air
filtering or ventilation mechanisms in the educational centers, and they don ́t expected. In
addition, the school contacts of sick students are not being traced, with the pilgrim and
unrealistic argument that at school they do not have to remove their masks or interact within a
meter and a half. And the templates are absolutely overwhelmed, having to attend after their
working hours to students who are at home because they are receiving a blended education or
because they are in quarantine.
The work continuity of the companions of reinforcement is absolutely essential for the
maintenance of a minimal
and degraded educational activity like the current one. Without them
and them the attention to the students will suffer enormously. In fact, at the beginning of the
year many more reinforcement teachers had to be hired. The Ministry wants to fire them to
save their salaries during the Christmas holidays, but they know that they will have to hire them
again later, creating enormous dysfunctions in the teaching practice and in the lives of the
students, by not being able to assign them to the same groups and centers where they started
For all this, from Solidaridad Obrera, we demand
-No dismissal of teaching staff.
-More hiring of reinforcement personnel for the educational system.
-Reinforcements also in the cleaning and service personnel of the centers.
-HEPA filters and CO2 meters in all classrooms .