ISLAMABAD - The non-teaching staff of both model and federal schools and colleges have set up a protest camp in front of National Press Club to meet their demands of job regularisation and up-gradation.
He said the teaching associations have also expressed solidarity with them and they may go for strike from Monday in all the educational institutions if the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) and Ministry of Capital Administration and Development remain unmoved. The protesting employees said the up-gradation and implementation of time-scale promotion formulae like the teachers has been a longstanding demand of the employees but the education managers did not make any efforts.
The protesters also alleged that the Ministry has been deliberately delaying the regularisation of hundreds of employees and instead appointing new staff at different educational institutions on contract basis.
Meanwhile, the representatives of Islamabad Model Colleges Employees Welfare Association has been claiming that they have gone on strike to meet their demands of regularisations of daily wage employees, allocation of rental facility, up-gradation of the employees of 20 model colleges. But according to information in few schools and colleges the teachers wore black armbands and observed strike partially while the main model institutions remained functional.
However, the elected representatives of Academic Staff Associations of Islamabad Colleges have disassociated themselves from the strike.
They said the call for strikes in model colleges have been given at the behest of a small clique of officials at FDE and the ministry who want to disrupt educational process by forcing subordinate teaching staff for their vested interests.
Many associations have appeared claiming to be representatives of the teaching and non-teaching staffs calling for protests but some of them are elected representatives and the rest of are being used by the high officials for their vested interests.