First Amendment, By Parliamentary Appreciation To Decree-Law No. 207/2009, Of 31 August, Carrying Out The Change Of Status Of The Teaching Staff Of Higher Education Polytechnic

Original Language Title: Primeira alteração, por apreciação parlamentar, ao Decreto-Lei n.º 207/2009, de 31 de Agosto, que procede à alteração do Estatuto da Carreira do Pessoal Docente do Ensino Superior Politécnico

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PORTUGUESE COMMUNIST PARTY Parliamentary Group Parliamentary Assessment No. 6/XI-1 "Decree-Law No. 207/2009, of August 31 making the change of status of the teaching staff of higher education Polytechnic, approved by Decree-Law No. 185/81, of July 1" published in the Diário da República nº 168, series I of August 31 To announce the revision of the Statute of teaching staff in higher education Careers , the XVII constitutional Government created a legitimate expectation with these teachers that was quickly undone when the Government submitted its proposals, in fact, already late and deadlines that did not allow even a timely parliamentary intervention. The proof of this is that the ability of appreciation about the Parliamentary Decree-laws as a result of this statutory review could not have been exercised by the Assembly of the Republic during the X term.
It is in this framework that emerges this application for Consideration by the Parliamentary Group of the Portuguese Communist Party, giving comply with commitments made by this party before the Superior Polytechnic school teachers. It is known that in Portugal, the Polytechnic higher education has been the subject of a systematic devaluation policy, the result of a strategic design characteristic of right-wing parties and of the PS, who understands the Polytechnic higher education as a higher education. Regardless of the PCP propose, as we know; a single system, although public higher education, dual role; It is the most basic justice that even in a binary system are ensured equivalent rights to teachers of each sub-system. It is also recognized that over the last few decades, the Polytechnic School was built with the invaluable contribution of teachers hired to play, subject to high labour precariousness, the administrative point of view, both the formal and legal point of view. Were, to a large extent, these teachers who made polytechnic education in sub-system of great prestige that today represents and that doing additional qualification efforts and without any support or stimuli, they built a relatively solid and polytechnic education very concrete connection to the world of work, of industry and of the productive economy. Now, after a negotiating process that characterized essentially by the imposition by the Ministry of science, technology and higher education, teachers are faced with a genuine attack of devaluation of their work of decades and placed in a clearly disadvantaged position when compared with teachers in a similar situation in university education. It is not at all acceptable that these teachers, regardless of the time of service you have rendered in the Polytechnic system, are now subject to competition for putting in place what is, for all intents and purposes, currently its own right and, in most cases, by way of tender.
2 how the XVII constitutional Government undertook this review of teaching career raises other serious problems, of working order but with direct and heavy implications on the quality of higher education in Portuguese. The combination of the new legal Regime of the institutions of higher education and the foundations of public higher education funding with this status of career highlights a critical weakness in the whole system that is, in essence, the Polytechnic University and the cross insofar as the order of the tables makes the number of vacancies and hiring teachers to the budgetary framework in a situation in which this picture is clearly unfavourable to the quality and the stability of the education faculty. The transitional regime, which will affect about 70% of the teachers of the subsystem concerned, will be one of the most serious constraints to these teachers. In fact, the entire personal and professional investment of these teachers will be foiled, by imposition of a Ministry and a Government that tends to devalue the higher education Polytechnic, as well is evidenced in this policy. The dignity and value of the Polytechnic and its quality not be make by the devaluation of its human resources and the destruction of a pedagogical, scientific and heritage of research which has been created precisely by those who work in teaching within that subset.
This is why it is necessary the intervention of the Assembly of the Republic that the undersigned Members of the parliamentary group of the CFP, under article 162, point (c)) and article 169 of the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic and article 199.º of the rules of procedure of the Assembly of the Republic, require parliamentary appreciation come from Decree-Law No. 207/2009 August 31, making the change of status of the teaching staff of higher education Polytechnic, approved by Decree-Law No. 185/81, of 1 July, published in the Diário da República nº 168, series I, of 31 August 2009.

Assembly of the Republic, 2 November 2009 Members, BERNARDINO SOARES; JERÓNIMO DE SOUSA; ANTÓNIO FILIPE; JOÃO OLIVEIRA; FRANCISCO LOPES; BRUNO DAYS; JORGE MACHADO; JOSE SOEIRO; RITA MOUSE; PAULA SANTOS; AGOSTINHO LOPES; MICHAEL JAMES; NOVO