The recently appointed Minister of University Education, Pedro Calzadilla, has offered all university faculty the "I Convención Colectiva Única," or a collective agreement contract that includes a 75% salary hike to faculty that will come into effect in installments over the course of 2013-2014.
Controversially, the negotiations over said collective agreement contract have not included FAPUV
(who are demanding a 100% retroactive salary increase starting from January of this year).
has been discussing the proposed terms and clauses with the pro-government post-secondary union FENASINPRES
The proposed clauses have also been structured in such a way that the autonomous university system would be subordinated to the government and would have to follow "a Bolivarian socialist outline."
For its part, FAPUV claim that they have received no official news on the terms offered in the new contract and likewise have submitted numerous requests to the MPPEU for a meeting dating back to December of last year, yet to date have not even received an official reply from the ministry.
In response, Calzadilla
has ambiguously asked for "rectification" from striking professors and has implored university workers and students to form assemblies at their schools to articulate their demands further.