The Union Association of Chiefs of the Prison Guard Corps (ASCCGP) announced today that it has scheduled for the 30th a vigil outside the Ministry of Finance and that it scheduled a strike starting on November 16 and for an indefinite period.
Taking into account “the development of meetings at the Ministry of Justice and Chief Chiefs, on the 16th and 17th, respectively,” the ASCCGP announces in a statement that “it schedules a vigil, on October 30th, at 12:00, in front of the Finance Ministry”.
A press release by the ASCCGP, signed by the president, Hermínio Barradas, reveals that “there is also a strike notice from professionals in the career of Chiefs to overtime, starting on November 16, indefinitely”.
“It is with a sense of accomplishment that we congratulate ourselves, despite the insufficient and pitiful working conditions that guardianship provides us, for the performance and results achieved by the performance of the Prison Guard Corps, in a ‘covid-19’ context, that is, we are deeply convinced that the ‘damages’ resulting from not even the minimums foreseen by the guardianship approached ”, expresses the union association.
According to the press release, “regrettably”, instead of the deserved recognition of this work, this ASCCGP, on the 16th, in a meeting at the Ministry of Justice, only gathered disappointment and disappointed expectations ”.
The ASCCGP admits that the elements went to the meeting “very hopeful in obtaining answers / resolutions to the difficulties (profound, constant and in constant aggravation)” that the professionals say they encounter daily.
“But we were received by the Chief of Staff, Dr. Vítor Teixeira de Sousa. As it could not be otherwise, the meeting took place on record, polite, respectful and straightforward ”, reads.
In this sense, and taking into account that they consider that “there is no will, possibility or capacity for the Government to respond to existing problems / anomalies, which have been ‘dragging on’ since the publication of the Professional Statute (2014), continuing to seriously affect daily life prison (with the inherent consequences), it was with displeasure and disillusionment ”that the ASCCGP left the Ministry.
“It is not acceptable, for those who ‘demand’ that we do what they want (as a social and imperative function) that does not provide / make available the conditions (nor do we pray to aspire to ideals) sufficient for such a desideratum to be attainable. In a ‘closed’ context / system, which deals permanently with Rights, Freedoms and Guarantees, it is easy to see how this work is carried out ”, highlights the statement.
In this sense, the ASCCGP schedules the vigil and “although there has never been a strike notice released by chiefs of the prison guard corps”, it has scheduled one for November 16 and indefinitely.
“We got tired! We’re worn out! We’re on the edge! “They forced us”, in an unprecedented way, to adopt forms of struggle! ”, Justifies the direction of the ASCCGP, which reveals that this struggle has“ the particularity of being with the involvement of professionals from different union affiliations ”.