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MEDIA ADVISORY: Contractual profs to demand regularization from DBM

2 March 2014 No Comment


2 March 2014

Reference:  ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio (09209220817)


Contractual profs to demand regularization from DBM

WHAT:  Dialogue on the massive contractualization of faculty in Bulacan State University (BulSU) and other SUCs
WHO:  A mass delegation of BulSU contractual faculty, Rep. Tinio, and the Alliance of Concerned Teachers, with the Department of Budget and Management
WHEN:  March 3, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
WHERE:  DBM Mendiola

 Media coverage is requested.

A mass delegation of Bulacan State University’s contractual faculty joined by ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio and the Alliance of Concerned Teachers will troop to DBM Monday, March 3 at 2 p.m., to personally inform the national government of their dire conditions as lowly-paid “permanent part-timers.”  The group seeks a dialogue with Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad.

BulSU has 746 part-timers hired through “contracts of service” which declare that they are not government employees.  They endure inadequate yet delayed salaries and have no social security benefits like GSIS–even though they have the same teaching load as their regular counterparts.  They are repeatedly rehired under the same contracts with the same terms and conditions.

BulSU’s 746 are among the estimated 14,000 “permanent part-timers” in all SUCs nationwide hired due to the government’s decades-long policy of a freeze hiring of faculty despite the yearly increasing enrolment.  The Aquino administration continues the exploitation of thousands of professionals for the sake of “austerity” and increasing reliance on private higher education.

The only way to stop this exploitation, Tinio and the teachers demand, is for government to immediately create enough number, based on current needs, of teaching items for SUCs and to regularize qualified contractual faculty.  ###

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