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Brussels outlaws Portugal’s ‘precarious teacher’ practice

Brussels outlaws Portugal’s ‘precarious teacher’ practice

With the number of teachers ‘missing’ from the national curriculum seemingly increasing by the day (latest reports say 85,000 pupils are without full complement of teachers), the European Commission has thrown a curved ball into Portugal’s practice of hiring ‘precarious teachers’: staff taken on without contacts/ job security or salarial parity with colleagues. Says Correio da Manhã today, education minister João Costa will be starting negotiations with teaching syndicates on Wednesday, and this development augurs well for teachers who have been campaigning against the iniquities of the State’s teacher-recruitment system for decades.