The Secretariat of Public Education (SEP) announced that there will be no resources for 4 universities in crisis that they cannot pay the wages of their workers, their Christmas bonus or end-of-year benefits.
On October 28, the National Confederation of University Workers (CONTU) It had announced that 11 public institutions were in financial crisis, which meant that 70,000 workers would not be able to collect their salaries or end-of-year benefits. Today in the morning, the SEP announced that it had negotiated extraordinary support for 6 public universities that are in financial crisis; first, he said that 5 institutions had received financial aid.
The universities that received extraordinary support are the autonomous ones of Coahuila, Morelos, Sinaloa, Michoacán, Chiapas and Zacatecas.
However, Oaxaca, Chihuahua, Nayarit and Durango also declared themselves in crisis.
In the case of Nayarit, for example, not only have the workers not received their bonus, but they have not received payment of their salaries all December and they do not have more information on when their situation will be regularized. The pending payroll commitments of the institutions in crisis correspond to the obligations of the month of December, benefits, and Christmas bonuses.
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For these four institutions, however, there will be no money due to two factors, the federal agency said: because the state government did not provide 50% of the required resource (the other 50% corresponded to the Federation), nor did they attend to the sanitation actions required by the federal agency.
“It was timely reported that by 2020 there would be no additional resources, so the universities should make changes and implement the preventive and corrective measures they consider necessary, which would allow them to conclude the year, complying with all their payroll and contractual commitments and thus transition to the next fiscal year, ”the SEP said in a press release.
“It is not a rescue, but a support for its financial restructuring permanently.”
The SEP assured that the sanitation of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM) and the Juárez Autonomous University of Tabasco (UJAT) was achieved; in the latter case, the version of the federal agency contradicts that of the National Confederation of University Workers (CONTU), which lists Tabasco as one of the institutions in financial crisis.
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