Justice and Reinstatement for SOS Tigray Workers
The World is witnessing the most horrific genocidal war of the century in Tigray, in the northern part of Ethiopia.
The Ethiopian government has declared war on its citizens by collaborating foreign forces under the pretense of law and order.
The biggest media outlets of the World have been giving it a lot of coverage. It has gained a great level of attention and has become a great concern of the UN security council, the EU, the US Senate and the British Parliament as well as numerous western governments in an attempt to bring a resolution.
It is also a known fact that the government is using, rape, food, looting and destroying infrastructure as a weapon of war. International aid organizations have been facing a great level of challenge in delivering aid to 4.5 million citizens who are on the verge of starving.
The purpose of this petition is to address the unfair dismissal of close to 100 SOS Tigray Educational Sector workers who also have become victims of this horrific genocidal war. It is a known fact that before the war, SOS Hermann Gmeiner School of Tigray was an exemplary school and was a flourishing one in every way. As a result this school was financially funding other sister schools in other parts of SOS Ethiopia.
As it can be appreciated that a performance of excellence doesn't just happen. It was due to the high levels of professionalism, hard work and effort of the employees, who presently find themselves and their families destitute for want of their basic needs in a war torn zone, as we speak some of them are already begging in the streets this could subject them to sexual harassment, homelessness and starvation
It is greatly appreciated that SOS Vienna is taking all the measures to address the issue. However a serious consideration needs to come into it, that this isn't a normal circumstance of firing workers due to shortage of funds or whether a normal employment law has been applied or not.
Unless an appropriate measure has been taken in reinstating the workers to their normal employment status, meaning their salary is being paid since it was ceased, and will continue to until the war is over and they are be back to their jobs and the employees (Sahelemariam Abebe SOS National director, Negusse Telahun, National director of SOS Herman Gmeiner schools and Negus regional director of Hermann Gmeiner School Tigray), who have been treating the workers with such a callus regard and discriminatory manners due to their racial background, alongside the Ethiopian government, are not terminated from their employment , it will be considered that SOS International is taking part in the genocidal war indirectly. A genocidal war that the world is openly testifying to.
This callus regard for the workers isn't in consistency with the very purpose of the founder of SOS International Herman Gmeiner, who dedicated his life for the wellbeing of destitute children regardless of their racial, religious, social and religious background.