More than 300 employees have been sacked by COMSATS which is one of the largest staff terminations in the history of Pakistan.
The fired employees include teachers, contractual workers and daily waged labors such as sweepers. This sudden termination will adversely effect the people who used to work on daily wages and who were the sole bread earners for the entire family.
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology is a famous, multi-campus public research institute of Pakistan. It came into being in 1994 by the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development.
A few of these workers had a work history of more than 13-years with the organization.
Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) is deeply saddened and has condemned this act of brutal firing. The terminations were sudden and did not follow the general rules for relieving staff, as stated by the FAPUASA.
They said that every institute or company has a set termination procedure which they have to follow in case they need to fire employees but COMSATS did not follow any rule and laid off 300 employees in one day without prior notice.
FAPUASA has requested that COMSATS should take back their employees as they it did not follow the prevalent rules.
The President, Prime Minister and the Minister of Science and Technology have also demanded FAPUASA to investigate the matter and try to restore it back to normal.
We hope that FAPUASA meets it’s target and the unfortunate sacking is rolled back.