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A CALL FOR A PETITION

A CALL FOR A PETITION

 

TEACHERS WHO WERE VICTIMIZED BY DECREE-LAWS SHOULD BE GRANTED THE RIGHT TO PRACTICE THEIR PROFESSION IN PRIVATE SECTOR

 

THE TEACHERS SHOULD BE ARPUND CHILDREN AT SCHOOLS

 

The AKP Government ignored the principles of law such as “presumption of innocence”, “the principle of no punishment without law”, “the right against self-incrimination”and “principle of individual criminal responsibility” with the decree laws (KHK).

Approximately 150.000 people were dismissed from their duties without any legit reason. Nearly 55.000 teachers among them cannot practice their profession for 4 years.

This injustice, which also causes the right to education to be violated must be ended at once.

A delayed justice is no justice at all. We launched a new petition for the justice to be served. We are expecting you to support our campaign by signing our petition and sharing it with your connections.

After the coup attempt in 15th July 2016, nearly 35.000 teachers who worked in the Ministry of National Education were dismissed from their duties by violating the presumption of innocence. The licenses of 20.000 teachers who worked in private sector were cancelled.
The profession and performance of 55.000 teachers in public and private sectors were arbitrarily prohibited.

However, none of those teachers were related to the coup. Despite that, the AKP government violated the freedom of contract and work of those teachers whom they considered as hostile.

Each teacher who was deprived of their beloved students and profession is a lost value for Turkey. These values are tried to be destroyed by the AKP's arbitrary decisions.

On the other hand, serious tragedies are occuring. Violations of rights and victimhoods continue in full force.

The educators who are denied their professions face many unlawful practices such as cancellation of their passports, blocking their bank accounts etc.

In the shameful service documents of the Social Security Institution for The Social Security Institution (SGK) and Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR), the teachers are branded as “Dismissed from duty with decree-laws” and therefore, they cannot find any jobs in any sector.

The right to work in any job of those 55.000 people was stolen from them. Those teachers, who are facing the danger of not providing the basic needs of nutrition and shelter for themselves, are left to social death.

Some of them passed away during works which they had to apply without any experience to it.

These teachers' lives who were dismissed arbitrarily were devastated because they are prevented to teach again and work anywhere to make a living.

We still feel the pain of tens of teachers who committed suicide, who died while working in construction sites off-record, who had psychological problems, who ended their marriages, who got drowned on Maritza and Aegean Sea while trying to flee from persecution.

We are saying that the place of teachers is beside their students. The decree-law victims must be granted this opportunity. We request that the Constitution and the Universal Principles of Law should be applied and our teachers to get their rights back.

As a first step, we demand that our teachers must be given the opportunity to work in private sector again.

Just like the doctors and other medical workers, the right to work in private sector must be granted to dismissed teachers as well. This way, the victimhoods of the people can be reversed, even if it is a bit late.

We launched a petition for these rightful requests of 55.000 dismissed teachers. We request the aforementioned teachers to be eligible to work in private sector. We request that the right to work and the freedom of enterprice, which are among the most fundamental human rights, to be granted to those teachers. Let the unlawful practices end!

Join and share our petition and support us.

We want you to say “stop” to this unlawfulness and support our teachers WHOM WE OWE TOO MUCH.

We thank you in advance for all the support and your signatures.

 

Best Regards