The Federal Directorate of Training (FDE) has instructed the non-teaching workers of academic establishments to indicate up for work on Saturdays in addition to on weekdays.
In response to the main points, whereas colleges and faculties have been closed from 15 March for 2 weeks to manage the unfold of the coronavirus with solely college students and academics permitted to remain at residence and avail the spring break, the non-teaching workers, together with the administration staff, lab technicians, gardeners, and guards, are to come back to campus day-after-day of the week apart from Sunday.
Though Saturday is formally a break day for presidency staff, the FDE has determined to contradict it.
“It is rather stunning to see the non-teaching staff of faculties and faculties on responsibility on Saturdays when all different authorities staff avoid work. It’s a misstep on a part of the FDE,” a school clerk mentioned.
Moreover, transport companies have been suspended on Saturdays and the non-teaching staff even have commuting points to cope with.
“We, the non-teaching staff, really feel actually discriminated towards. We’re not against coming to work even on Sundays whether it is meant to assist deal with the educational losses of scholars, however when the scholars and academics are away, forcing us into doing so is unjust and is not sensible,” a school lab assistant mentioned.
A consultant of the Federal Authorities School Lecturers Affiliation mentioned that till the campuses open for face-to-face lessons, the non-teaching workers of the federal capital also needs to have the weekends off.