93.95 percent of the people who have obtained a place in the last entrance exams to teaching staff in the Community are temporary. Among them, 76.29% had at least three years of teaching practice in public centers. Only 25 applicants who did not have previous experience, 6.05%, have obtained a place.
These are some of the data from the report that CCOO Aragón has presented this Friday, August 6, and for which the general secretary of the Union’s Education Federation in the Community, Guillermo Herráiz, has defended the suitability of the current contest system- opposition in order to reduce temporary work and precariousness in Education.
In addition, as long as the Constitution is not amended, the union, the LOMLOE and the EBEP have added an apostille, it is the only system that guarantees legal certainty, as shown by the successive sentences that have eliminated other options.
For the Secretary of Organization of the CCOO Aragón Teaching Federation, Andrés Mingueza, who has accompanied Herráiz in the presentation, “as long as the Constitution is not reformed, this system is the only one that guarantees the legal security of the temporary staff.”
In the latest tests, 90.32% of the positions offered have been covered, in total 413 of the 452 that made up the offer of public employment to the teaching body. Of the 39 places not covered, 33 belong to the disability shift, while another 4 are for training in restoration and 2 in machining and machine maintenance.
Less than half of the registered opponents finally appeared for the tests, specifically 43.94%, 3,124 applicants. Of them, a total of 862, 27.59%, passed the first test of scientific knowledge of the specialty. Of these applicants who passed to the second phase, a total of 679 people, 78.77%, passed this test, corresponding to the pedagogical content.
Of the applicants who passed both opposition tests, 83.91% were interns compared to 16.09% presented from the free shift. Among these opponents with experience as interns, 62.78% had more than three years of practice, and 37.22% were below that level of experience in educational centers.
Third autonomy with more interns
Guillermo Herráiz has indicated that “Aragon is the third Autonomy with a higher index of interiority in Education”, and has explained that only 10,000 of the 17,000 teaching positions in the Community are covered by civil servants. In addition, about 800 of the 7,000 temporary jobs are part-time.
The Secretary General of Education of COOO in Aragon has indicated that “if we want to comply with the 8% interim rate announced by the Government, in Aragon some 6,000 teaching positions should be convened in the next three years”.
To this would be added, as Herráiz has warned, the 400 teachers who retire each year. This would raise the number of places to call to 7,200 in the next three calls.
The union official has shown his hope that, after the approval of the Decree-Law for the regularization of interns, “the Ministry will pressure the Communities to remove all the positions that have to leave.”
However, he has commented on the difficulty of applying the criterion proposed by the rule of making fixed those who have been occupying the same position for ten years, since “in Education this continuity rarely occurs”.
On the other hand, the CCOO Aragón Teaching Federation has requested a change in the access system for teachers in the Community, so that the eliminatory nature of the first phase of the tests, of scientific content, disappears.
Regarding the contest phase, Herráiz has expressed the union’s position that the weight of the teaching experience in the total evaluation be increased, and that the current limit in the number of computable years be eliminated, “since a large part of the applicants have already reached the maximum score “. Likewise, he has requested that the experience become an “irreplaceable merit, compared to others such as extra training”.
The union leader has opted for “a simplification of the tests and a preponderance of the didactic part, and not so much that which has to do with knowledge.” These measures “would make it possible to end the interim of the high number of current teachers who have been harmed by the low number of places called over the years,” he concluded.