Jalisco expects to finish payments to teachers on Thursday

The head of the Ministry of Education in Jalisco (SEJ), Francisco Ayón López, reiterated on Monday his respect for the decision taken by federalized teachers to suspend educational services due to the lack of payment of salaries and benefits.

He assured them that there are advances to regularize payments. “We expect the next few days, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, to be able to resolve most of the totality of the cases,” the secretary said.

“Still yesterday (Sunday) we had another working table to be able to discuss the solutions of each and every one of the cases. Today we already made progress on the solution … of approximately 170 cases,” he told the media.

Ayón López said that in the revision of the educational reform, a fundamental issue for the elected government should be to return the management of the payroll of workers from the federalized subsystem to the states, as was the case until three years ago.

“In all this process of revision of the reform, where there are many positive aspects that I have applauded and also that must be improved, would have to be translated … by the incoming state authority, the one that the educational payroll could be decentralized again”, he suggested.

For now, on Tuesday the general coordinator of the SEJ will be in Mexico City to address pending cases of payment; and on Wednesday the Secretary of Education will join. Francisco Ayón asked “not to look for culprits but solutions” and said he will continue working with section 16 of the SNTE. “And I’m sure it will be solved.”


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