Pension for Teachers Dismissed from Employment to be Paid
Pension for Teachers Dismissed from Employment to be Paid. This is after a memo was released about pension.
SUBJECT: PENSIONS FOR TEACHERS DISMISSED FROM EMPLOYMENT
According to guidance from the Employment and Labour Relations Court, any legal requirement that people who are fired from their jobs forfeit their pension claims is unconstitutional because it goes against the plain language of the Constitution’s Articles 40 on the protection of property rights, Article 40(1) on fair labor practices and working conditions, and Article 43(1)(e) on the right to social security.
Following the ruling, all public employees, including teachers, who were let go before reaching the legal retirement age are entitled to their terminal benefits, such as pensions and/or gratuities. The union is aware, though, that some affected teachers who sought out these benefits were denied by the TSC.
The union seeks to notify all teachers who were fired to apply for their pension, with copies served on the union, in order to protect the teachers’ social security rights. This letter gives you the go-ahead to gather any such teachers in your branch and submit applications in the manner described below: