Mandatoryong pagpapasok sa mga guro kahit tapos na ang school year, ‘new form of forced labor’ – ACT

Mandatoryong pagpapasok sa mga guro kahit tapos na ang school year, ‘new form of forced labor’ – ACT

June 28, 2022 @ 7:00 PM 2 months ago


MANILA, Philippines- Kinondena ng Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Philippines ang mandatoryong pisikal na resporting ng mga guro sa paaralan kahit na tapos na ang official school year calendar, at tinawag itong “new form of forced labor.”

Pinuna ng ACT Philippines nitong Martes ang Department of Education (DepEd) matapos makatanggap ng mga ulat mula sa educators sa buong bansa na patuloy pa rin silang pinapapasok sa mga paaralan kahit na tapos na ang school year calendar ng DepEd.

“DepEd is using its questionable Memorandum 43 series of 2022, issued last May 10 to justify this new form of forced labor. This memo essentially extended work for teachers for them to report to school,” ani ACT Philippines chairperson Vladimer Quetua.

Habang 197 sa 209 class days ang nagamit sa school year dahil sa deklarasyon ng 12-day health break, naniniwala ang mga guro na sapat na ito upang maabot ang kanilang learning at teaching objectives.

“If DepEd insists that there is exigency of service, there should be an order approved by the division that teachers are required to report and there should be additional compensation or service credit for them,” giit ni Quetua.

Batay sa kalendaryo ng DepEd, Hunyo 24 ang huling araw ng school year 2021-2022. RNT/SA