Teachers of private “Doğa” school in Turkey go on strike

Teachers of the private school chain “Doğa” went on one day strike and boycotted the lessons in several different campuses in Ankara, İzmir, and İstanbul after working without pay for three consecutive months
Tuesday, 17 December 2019 15:16

Teachers of the private “Doğa” school went on one day strike and boycotted the lessons yesterday. The teachers are in their second day of the strike, today. 

Teachers who were not paid for the last 3 months have announced that they would go on strike because of the stalling attitude of the school management and today teachers used their legal rights according to 4857 numbered Labor Law and went on strike.

As employees of the private Doğa schools failing to pay teacher’s salaries, the teachers demanded their rights and initiated demonstrations, receiving powerful support from the students and their parents.

The school administration did not make any comments regarding the teachers’ condition while it postponed the announcement related to the sale of the school. The school administration keeps its silent attitude regarding the situation of the teachers in case the school is sold or about the date the unpaid salaries would be paid.

Parents and teachers gathering in front of Ankara Provincial Directorate of National Education submitted their petitions to the directorate. Yesterday, teachers had submitted their petitions to the Provincial Directorate in İzmir. 

The unpaid teachers of Doğa Schools organized and established committees under the solidarity network "We Breathe Down the Bosses' Neck" initiated by the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) to get their rights and unpaid salaries. Private school teachers in Turkey widely suffer from exploitative and insecure working conditions.