Sejong City started a fact-finding investigation as controversy spread by raising suspicions of poor management of the daycare center, such as food materials, after teachers at a public daycare center in Sejong left the company in droves.
According to News 1 on the 11th, about 10 nursery teachers at this daycare center have not been going to work as a group since the 5th.
About 120 parents of the daycare center submitted a letter of consent to the dismissal of the director and filed a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission to investigate the mayor of Sejong and the director. It is said that teachers are also planning to sue the director for injunction against dismissal, abuse of power at work, coercion, and intimidation. Regarding this, the director of the daycare center announced a counter-sue, saying that the teachers were conspiring with some parents and trying to drive them out.
The conflict arose when a new director took office in November last year. The teachers collectively resigned last week after confronting the director over employment succession, employment contract writing, and daycare center management.
Teachers also raised suspicions that the snacks and lunches provided to the children were inadequately served, along with complaints that the director’s act of power abuse had gone too far. They bought 3 kg of pork cutlet and provided it to 75 children and 10 teachers.
Regarding this, the director of the daycare center refuted in a phone call with News 1, saying, “The city hall conducted a large-scale audit from 10:30 am to 7 pm on the 7th메이저사이트,” and “it is completely different from the truth.”
Opinions on employment succession are also mixed.
Teachers claim that the director who promised succession is delaying the writing of the labor contract. They submitted a letter of resignation on the 12th of last month, stating that they would work until the 30th of this month in consideration of the takeover, but the director unilaterally informed them that they would only go to work on the 2nd.
In this regard, the director told News 1, “The teachers’ claim is not true at all. It is according to their own intention that they will work only for the past 2 days,” and “We also have related recordings.”
As the conflict escalated into a collective resignation of teachers, a childcare vacuum has continued since the 5th.
Parents are complaining of anxiety as daycare centers run erratic, such as operating 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds in an integrated manner or childcare for 3-year-olds in 5-year-old classes due to a lack of teachers.
In a phone call with Yonhap News, a parent said, “The integrated operation of infant and toddler classes is against the principle of separate childcare for infants and toddlers.”
Conflicts between the director and teachers are spreading to legal battles and emotional battles with parents.
On the 5th, when the director reported some parents and some teachers who were hanging around in the parking lot while sending their children to the school for obstruction of business, the police were dispatched.
In addition, some parents reported the daycare center to the police, citing the possibility of emotional abuse in the daycare environment in relation to the blinds covering the daycare window.
About 120 parents gathered and delivered a consent form for the dismissal of the director to the city on the 9th.
Some parents are in a position to sue the director for emotional abuse of children, and teachers also express their intention to sue the director for abuse, coercion, and intimidation at work.