Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) demanded the Management to stop the discrimination against. the women teachers of the junior sections of Islamabad’s model colleges feel The reason is that the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has returned their promotion cases to the Federal Directorate of Education after sitting on them for more than seven months but promoted many lecturers of the senior sections as assistant professors (BPS-18). In November 2017, the FDE had sent the CADD the cases of 28 model college teachers (BPS-17), including 17 of senior sections and 11 of junior sections, for promotion as assistant professors and assistant headmistresses, respectively. After procrastinating for months, the CADD promoted all 17 senior section teachers but sent the cases of junior section teachers back to the FDE saying their latest performance evaluation reports (PERs) are missing. The junior section teachers, many serving in the same basic pay scale for years, declared the act discriminatory and it was ironic that they were denied promotion but all contemporaries in senior sections got promotion. Mrs Atia Saleem Chairperson (PLF) and President All Pakistan Educational Employees Association said denial of the right to promotion due to the red-tape had demoralized junior section teachers. and “Disappointment and frustration has swept women teachers, who feel ignored, discouraged, humiliated, demoralized and discriminated against She urge the CADD secretary for intervention to end discrimination against junior section teachers by ensuring early promotion.
(Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian)
Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF)
World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU)
International Confederation of Labour Movement (ICLM)