Teachers and school workers begin a week of strike today, called by the Union of All Education Professionals (S.T.O.P) against what they say are several injustices in the sector.

The strike, which will last until Friday, was called by S.T.O.P and is the first strike of the year 2023/2024 school year, during which professionals promise to maintain last year's protest until their demands are met.

At stake is the recovery of six years, six months, and 23 days of frozen service time, but also a set of other injustices felt by teaching and non-teaching staff.

The union also highlights the lack of technical and operational assistants in schools and the uncertain and temporary working conditions of those available.

On the last of the five days of strike, Friday, teachers and non-teachers take to the streets in a national demonstration of all education professionals, in Lisbon.

At the end of August, S.T.O.P leader André Pestana also called on professionals to organise strike funds during the week of protest.

In addition to the S.T.O.P strike, a strike over overwork, overtime, and the non-teaching component called by the platform of nine trade unions, which includes Fenprof and the National Education Federation (FNE), has been underway since Tuesday.