Gag or unlocker? Diploma of Orders detailed – Portugal

Some say that proposals “empty orders” or compare their role in the future to that of a robot. Bastonários have already promised that in the specialty they will have to be listened to.

Carlos Mineiro Aires, President of the Order of Engineers, has the 23 pages of PS bill all noted with doubts and some surprise comments. Also in the nearly 50-minute interview to SATURDAY there were many critical expressions used by the head of the second oldest professional order in the country (the oldest is that of lawyers) to refer to the diploma written by Constança Urbano de Sousa and which intends to change the current regime in force since 2013. It will be discussed this Wednesday, the 13th, in the afternoon in Parliament and should advance to the specialty, with the approval of the PS and at least monitoring of the Bloc and the PSD.

The President of Engineers was not the only one to publicly criticize the diploma. It did so, in fact, at a joint press conference with the colleagues responsible for the Doctors and Lawyers Orders, who classified this proposal as “an attack on the orders as independent entities” (Menezes Leitão) and “a direct interference by the government, in a order that pretends to be independent, that works in cooperation with the government and receives nothing from it” (Miguel Guimarães).

“An enigma”, says Mineiro Aires when referring to the lack of definition about who will pay the members of future supervisory bodies. Diploma “is well done and not innocuous” when it imposes a four-year period of disgust on those who were union members before joining a professional association. According to this president and also Ana Rita Cavaco (nurses), Miguel Guimarães (doctors), Luís Menezes Leitão (lawyers), there is an “interference” of political power in private law associations. “It’s beset with political issues”, continues Mineiro Aires, who also chairs the CNOP, the National Council of Professional Orders: “This can be a gag or it may not be. Orders when they are convenient, even cling to the legs. [delas] to ask for help (for inquiry commissions, for example), but when leaders open their mouths [para criticar] they must be evaluated and whipped in the public square, we are denigrating the country. It’s unfortunate.”


Source: SÁBADO by www.sabado.pt.

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