The Professional Conservatory of Music of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife come, with pessimism and stupefaction, the loss of an ideal opportunity to amend the labor irregularity with which they have lived for twenty years. Salvador Vizcaíno, representative of the staff together with Ana María Díaz Poggio, gives voice to the temporary staff of the two centers that make up 60% of the 130 workers who on Monday will meet with Ángel Víctor Torres, president of the Government of the Canary Islandsto find a solution to the historical disadvantages suffered by the group before the merit contest published on November 29 in the Official Gazette of the Canary Islands (BOC).
The process of stabilization of positions, in compliance with Law 20/2021 to apply the European directive in order to reduce temporary employment in public employment and contemplated in the Public Employment Offer (OPE) of April 2022, provoked bewilderment and alarm on the part of the faculty of the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Canarias, a body that in these twenty years since the foundation of the entity has not had its category of Professor recognized nor has it called for any selection process. The historical mess also affects the Professional Conservatory with headquarters in the capital islands -the difference between teaching at one level or another is the acquisition of a doctorate or research master’s degree-, which denounces that since 1997, when the powers passed from the Cabildo de Tenerife and the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to the regional government, there has been no proof of civil service.
The scale contemplates a maximum of five points for oppositions without a place granted
Only ten years of experience are recognized
This fact harms the scale of the merit contest. In the first place, the document drawn up by the Canarian Ministry of Education stipulates in a maximum of 10 years the recognition of work experience with a total of 7 points. That is to say, the rest of the years of service do not count even if they were and, furthermore, since oppositions have never been held in the Archipelago, Those affected cannot account for the 5 points, maximum, given by having approved an opposition without a place since 2012.
This historical irregularity makes the teaching staff, both Professional and Superior, makes parta with a disadvantage compared to the rest of the autonomous communities. So much so, that the call effect from other areas of the Peninsula is feared given its beneficial starting conditions. Therefore, Education was the last community to convene the three processes of stabilization of places.
However, the rectification of the BOC published on Tuesday, November 9, also negatively affected the body because by including, for the first time, the figure of Professor for the Superior, the places for the Professional were reduced. Likewise, it should be remembered that in the case of Full Professors, a special certificate will be issued, as confirmed by the affected teachers, that recognizes your work, but that, in any case, will not work in the rest of the regions.
“The Administration has not been updated within the terms required by the law prior to this OPE, and what we want to ask is that an exceptional procedure be arbitrated from the Canary Islands that gives a situation of labor guarantees to personnel who have been working for more than 20 years” says Vizcaino. As a result, during this time, meetings have been held with the General Directorate of Personnel and its director Fidel Benigno Trujillo, but without any real solution, “we have few expectations that our demands will be met, since he has been transferred to the counselor and the general director these facts and we have not had an answer or a feeling of being heard. We are not optimistic: it seems that the only way we have left is the judicial and the mobilizations”.
“We have the judicial route ready, and we are also contemplating going on strike”
The meeting with Ángel Víctor Torres, president of the autonomous government, on Monday is welcome as the last call for help, although the procedures are already underway. “The Government of the Canary Islands has to resolve this situation of legal fraud that it has created with its workers during these 30 years,” he says. The Ministry of Education, directed by Manuela de Armas, has declined to make statements, pending the next meetings that it will hold with the affected group next week. Among the solutions, is the judicialization of the cause to give some margin to this situation: “We have prepared the judicial route, and we will continue making mobilizations and we will contemplate going on strike.”