The unified status still displeases as much

While a month ago, the file of the contractual teachers of the AREFs seemed to be resolved with their integration into the public service as they had been demanding for several years, the Minister of National Education, Chakib Benmoussa, revealed that despite everything , differences with the unions remained. Explanations.

Several points of disagreement separate the ministry and the unions from the “contract” teachers and among them is the file of the new unified statute for civil servants which does not seem to convince the unions.

“Dialogue is still engaged with the unions with the desire to arrive at suitable solutions”, declared Minister Benmoussa in response to an oral question in the House of Representatives, affirming that discussions would continue to settle the disagreements in as soon as possible.

The minister also promised that the new text on the unified status of civil servants will guarantee all the rights and duties relating to the civil service. In addition, these senior AREF teachers will be able to benefit from allowances with retroactive effect from the date of their recruitment, as well as all the advantages such as the right to participate in all professional competitions and the right to national mobility.

On October 5, on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day, Chakib Benmoussa sent a letter announcing the new unified status for civil servants and the integration of contract workers as civil servants.

“The twelve statutes which govern AREF teachers will be abolished and replaced by a single basic regime guaranteed by the State by the adoption of a decree”, he wrote, affirming that they will have the same advantages, the same rights, opportunities and career path as civil service teachers.

The Minister indicated that he had worked for 7 months with the five most representative unions in the sector, within the framework of social dialogue to reach this agreement. The contract workers had been demonstrating for many years to demand the same status as “civil servants” as their teaching counterparts from the Ministry of National Education when they had been recruited by contract.

But even after having won their case, the contract teachers persisted and announced two days after the Minister’s decision, the organization of a strike by refusing to transmit the students’ marks to the administration.

The new demand from AREF executive teachers relates to the creation of dedicated budget items within the ministry for these teachers, considering that their salaries are currently treated as “equipment” of the ministry and not as a salary charge, a situation which they consider “degrading and weakening their status”.

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