[Press Release] Assistance to private school teachers reiterated -Ating Guro

Assistance to private school teachers reiterated

While the government is now downgrading the ECQ policies in most of Luzon and the DepEd is already discussing its plans to re-open public school by August 24, a group of education reform and teachers’ rights advocates reiterates its appeal to help private school teachers affected by the crisis.

“While everybody is talking about Ayuda and back to school plans, it seems that another important section of the education sector has left behind.” Said Juanito Dona Jr., a grade school teacher at St. Scholastica’s College and the Secretary-General of ATING GURO Partylist.

“Private school teachers were badly hit by the pandemic-related crisis because most of them are hired thru 10-month contracts. They are among those who are considered as ‘no work, no pay’ workers and they need help both from the government and their employers to be able to survive. Teachers are now displaced and may not find jobs until the next school year opens by August.” Dona added.

Dona said that private school teachers should be prioritized for the grant of assistance especially that the national government has allotted funds to cover 5 million more beneficiaries of the social amelioration program (SAP).

ATING GURO vows to fight to protect the rights and welfare of private school teachers thru legislative lobbying to compel both the DepEd and DOLE to set a standard I term of employment and compensation.

For details:
JR Dona, Ating Guro Secretary-General
0965-5470700
NEWS RELEASE
May 12, 2020

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