The Governing Council of the University of La Laguna has approved this Wednesday the closing schedule of the institution during vacation periods for 2022.
The measure, which has been applied since 2012, is due to economic reasons insofar as it represents savings in the provision of large university contracts and also in internal organization, because it condenses vacation periods and, in the opinion of Management, optimizes human resources. so that they are available in the critical periods of the academic center, informs the ULL.
The closure is supported by a report from the legal advisory department of the university institution, since the PAS Laboral Company Committee requested a consultation from this body at the last session of the Governing Council on January 21, understanding that this measure It violated some rights included in the collective agreement of the Canarian public universities, insofar as it affected their ability to enjoy the vacation period and the effective family conciliation.
The legal report refers to an appeal for reconsideration that on the same matter was filed in 2018 and that was dismissed by the then rector, and that was later taken to the Contentious-Administrative Court, where a dismissal judgment was also handed down in 2020.
The setting of non-working days for the purpose of calculating deadlines is a mere administrative act that simply, explains the judicial instance, offers legal certainty to citizens who are related to the University of La Laguna. It is therefore a firm and fully applicable act, adds legal advice.
Thus, and according to this agreement, the University of La Laguna will close its doors in three annual periods at Easter, from April 11 to 17, both included; August, from 8 to 23, both included; and Christmas, from December 30, 2022 to January 8, 2023, both dates also included.
According to the report presented by the Management to the collegiate body, these closures represent a saving of 800,000 euros per year, since the large contracts of the university are cut and optimized in terms of maintenance, that is, surveillance and cleaning, although there are also savings in the consumption of water and electricity.