Expedite holiday packages for teachers, ministry urged

Chiew (sixth from left) with Yong (fourth from right) with other Sarawak Teachers’ Union members cutting a cake to launch the AGM in Sibu.

THE Education Ministry should expedite the affordable holiday programme for teachers, or “Program Cuti-Cuti Cikgu Mampu Milik”.

“I hope that the ministry, in collaboration with its strategic partners, can fulfil this as soon as possible.

“Giving free flight tickets to teachers would also be welcome,” said Sarawak Teachers’ Union Sibu Division chairman Yong Sie Hing.

Speaking at its annual general meeting (AGM) in Sibu, he lauded the ministry for the holiday programme which he said “is the best gift to teachers so far”.

“I believe it will motivate teachers to serve more diligently and produce students who can serve the nation,” he added.

Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek had announced on Teachers Day that the programme would be implemented, thanks to its strategic partners.

Separately, Yong urged all teachers in the division to join the union so that their welfare could be better protected.

“Currently only about 60% of teachers are our members.

“This shows that our struggle still has a long way to go and a lot of effort is needed before we can achieve our dreams.

“I am confident that our union is capable of achieving a lot of success with the hard work and unwavering support from all teachers,” he said.

The AGM was launched by Stanley Chiew, the personal secretary of Lanang MP Alice Lau.

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