SCC's Gharib Risks Losing Job for Participating in Protests, Skipping Teaching Daysإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Syndicate Coordination Committee's head Hanna Gharib was fired as a teacher at Mar Elias Btina College for having missed several classes since the beginning of the protests, LBCI television reported on Saturday.
"Gharib might lose hos job for missing teaching hours during his participation in the SCC protests,” LBCI said.
Head of the private school teachers' association Nehme Mahfoud told LBCI: “Gharib did not receive any official notice that states he has been released of his duties”.
Meanwhile, he did not get his paycheck and this means he was fired, Mahfoud added.
He vowed to follow-up on this issue through contacting concerned authorities, among them former Interior Minister Ziad Baroud who pledged to investigate this issue.
Meanwhile, the college's Principal Michel Bitar refused to discuss this issue in the media but he said: “Since the beginning of the protests, Gharib has disappeared for over a month and was never present at the school”.
"A substitute teacher was assigned because students need to carry on with their studies.” he noted.
After months of nation-wide strikes staged by the SCC, the cabinet referred earlier in March the new wage scale to the parliament for vote.
The cabinet had approved the wage scale last year but has been stalling in finding sources to fund it, leading to growing differences with the SCC, which has been accusing it of negligence.