by Raed Amira, Human Rights Representative, IFSW-AP
Member, Arab Federation of Social Workers
The meeting was attended by General Secretary Mr. Saed Ezreqat and other colleagues in the general secretariat and administration team. Also, it was attended by Dr. Iyad Othman PUSWP General Secretary, Raed Amira general secretariat member, Iyad Ladawda, and Shadi Mnasour.
Ezrqat opened the meeting by welcoming the participants and stated that social workers remain important within the teachers’ structure. He highlighted the importance of the role of refusing any division among teachers, social workers or administrators. He confirmed that they will take all the necessary steps in the right time in case they did not receive any feedback regarding their request.
From his side, PUSWP General Secretary Dr. Iyad Othman appreciated the role of the teachers union and their continuous efforts for the benefit of all teachers and for social workers to have the right to improve their carriers, to find special posts, to ensure their rights, and to receive professional allowances like other teachers among their colleagues.
Othman added that the union is looking to find solutions to all remaining issues. He said that the union will stand behind the teachers union in any decision or any suitable step of complaints in case they did not receive good answers from decision makers.
In addition, other specific issues related to social workers were discussed too.
This meeting was part of continuous cooperation and coordination between both parties to look at and solve problems faced by social workers.