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Railway tracks in Michoacan blocked by teachers’ union

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Members of the 18th section of the National Coordination of Education Workers (CNTE) have once again blocked railroads in the Pátzcuaro municipality. At present, four blockades have been lifted and three remain.

As of yesterday night, state authorities confirmed that the radical group of the CNTE had lifted their rail blockades in the Lázaro Cárdenas, Pátzcuaro, La Piedad, Múgica, and Maravatío municipalities.

This morning, state authorities informed that members of the CNTE had once again blocked the railroad in Pátzcuaro, adding to the blockades in Yurécuaro and Uruapan.

Until today, the railroads in Lázaro Cárdenas, La Puedas, Maravatío, and Múgica have been cleared.

The CNTE’s radical group has not yet stood down in spite of recent negotiations between the union state leadership and the presidency, among other authorities, for the removal of the blockades.

Yesterday, a tripartite round-table between the CNTE, state authorities, and the Mexican Federation discussed the teachers’ conflict to reach an agreement.

Through a press release, the government of Michoacán informed that the statesman Silvano Aureoles sought to work through the state’s educational conflict in the tripartite committee.

Aureoles and the Minister of Public Education, Esteban Moctezuma Barragán led the round-table with representatives of the teachers’ union to attend their demands after they committed to the removal of the rail blockades.

After 10 hours of negotiations, the state governor considered that the meeting had yielded positive results.

“We are looking over every topic. The important part is that both the state and federal governments, as well as the union representatives, are quite willing to reach an understanding,” stated Aureoles Conejo.

The statesman pointed out that most of the agreements reached had to do with economic demands. “We have made great progress with the teachers. They will discuss our terms with the rest of the unionized teachers so that we can continue reviewing the topics that we have not yet resolved,” he concluded.

The head of the SEP, Esteban Moctezuma, claimed that the CNTE representatives had spoken frankly. “The teachers are well aware of their commitment with the state and the nation. This was a very important step in the right direction,” he commented.

The Administration and Finance minister of Michoacán, Carlos Maldonado Mendoza; the assistant secretary-general of government, Armando Hurtado Arévalo, and the senior official of the SEP, Héctor Garza Gutiérrez were also part of the committee.

Source: El Universal

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