Teachers and leaders of the National Union of Education Workers (SNTE) demanded the repeal of the General Law of the System for Teacher Careers, accusing it of violating teachers’ labor rights.
During the ‘National Dialogue for the labor rights of upper secondary education teachers to obtain fixed management or supervisory positions’, organized by the Education Commission of the Chamber of Deputies, he proposed the creation of a new law in collaboration with the national teaching profession. , which is transparent, fair and impartial for the benefit of public education in Mexico.
SNTE representatives, led by Alfonso Cepeda Salas, thanked President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for repealing the General Law of the Vocational Teaching Service, but criticized the current General Law of the System for Teachers’ Careers and USICAMM. To contradict the principles of the President of the country himself regarding the revaluation and affirmation of the teaching profession.
And he emphasizes that the Second Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Nation determined that Articles 60, 61 and 62 of said law are unconstitutional, because they contain A series of inequalities and violations of workers’ rights at the higher secondary level.
In that sense, he argued that those who apply the General Law of the System for Teachers’ Careers (USICAMM) They allow manipulation and omission of information in processes such as admission, promotion and recognition.
He expressed that the law includes discriminatory criteria for promotion, its negative impact on labor mobility and exclusion of certain categories of teachers and educational modalities.
Similarly, he elaborated that the procedures are unfair, exclusive, ineffective, one-sided, and also do not allow teachers to exercise their right to representation by their union; i.e, This is a law that does not recognize bilateralism.
Meanwhile, he warned that the law is inequitable, as its criteria for promotion to management positions vary; Which he described as unfair, as it violates the right to mobility of workers and has become a limitation in teachers’ legitimate aspiration for decent wages and a decent life, while at the same time he said it is discriminatory, as it violates basic and high school Generates differences between teachers at the level and excludes certain categories of teachers (artistic, technical, physical education and psychological), among other educational modalities (Cultural Mission and CECATI).
Teachers and union representatives agreed that USICAMM And has become the executioner of teachers Because it does not value their work, it does not facilitate professionalization and discourages teaching.
He also condemned the excessive bureaucracy in the processes regulated by USICAMM, as some schools in the country are still clustered without teachers, which prevents children and youth from fully exercising their right to education.
Due to the above, following complaints from union representatives about USICAMM’s lack of respect for workers’ rights, legislators Sonia Rincón Chanona and Gabriela Martínez Espinoza called to review the USICAMM law and consider its abolition if necessary. Made a commitment. Education.
Finally, Flora Tania Cruz Santos, President of the Education Commission of the Chamber of Deputies, pointed to the interest of teachers across the country in the platform and said that, “As legislators we have the opportunity to contribute to the creation of truly fair conditions for those who choose to participate in competitions for promotion to management positions of the system for the career of teachers, thus achieving the main objectives of this system. which is a re-evaluation of the teaching profession.