National strike for Portugal’s teachers scheduled for December 11

A national strike of Portugal’s teachers has been scheduled for Friday December 11 – the idea being to prompt dialogue with the government.

Says teachers union Fenprof there are serious problems affecting schools – not least teachers’ fears of becoming infected by Covid-19 – while the education ministry’s ‘incapacity’ to deal with them is “total and absolute”. Hopes are that dialogue may be initiated in time to call off the strike.