Education regrets the strike in school transport despite the fact that it accepted “all their demands”

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The Government of the Canary Islands will continue to negotiate with the Federation of Transport Entrepreneurs of the Canary Islands | The educational centers will remain open this Monday and the dining room service is guaranteed

The school transport companies in Canary Islands communicated yesterday to the Ministry of Education, Universities, Culture and Sports of the Government of the Canary Islands they will maintain the strike announced for tomorrow, Monday, January 9. The regional department regrets that “despite having accepted all the demands of the Federation of Transport Entrepreneurs of the Canary Islands (FET) they maintain their decision not to provide this service on the day they return to school after the holidays”, which affects about 37,000 students, which are transported. It should be remembered that the second cycle of Infant, Primary, Secondary, Baccalaureate and Vocational Training in public centers totals more than 244,000 students.

To solve this problem, the Ministry’s government team has maintained direct communication these days with the FET since the announcement of this measure, which took place on January 5. Nevertheless, Discussions with transport companies will continue to address this issue.

Schools will remain open

As it is an employer’s stoppage and not a strike, prevents the minimum services from being guaranteed. The strike is scheduled for a single day, this Monday. It is reported that the educational centers will remain open to carry out their usual activity and that this unemployment it will not affect other complementary services such as the dining room.

Education remembers that the historical debt acquired by previous governments that the carriers claim is a commitment assumed by the Ministry of Educationwhose amounts are established in the 2023 budget with an increase of 9 million euros compared to the previous year.

In the Canary Islands, in the current school year there are 1,486 transport routeswhich represents an annual investment of more than 50 million euros for the Canarian Executive.