Stivoki workers face uncertain future
Many of the workers at the Foundation for the Child (Stivoki) face an uncertain future because they do not know if they still have a job or not. “Two or three of about thirty workers at the foundation are employed by the Ministry of Social Affairs. The rest works for the foundation and has little to no certainty when it comes to their job security now that the foundation is closed,” said Union Chairman Robby Naarendorp. The union hopes to get clear answers to its questions soon. The workers want to know if they still have a job or if they are going to be fired especially given the fact that the children have been transferred to other institutes. The workers who are still waiting for their salaries from August and September do not know when they will receive payment. They have been sitting at home with many questions on their minds. The union on Wednesday discussed the situation with the members of the Social Affairs Committee. The union which reportedly wants to get to the bottom of things made it clear that “the government can’t just send the children home to the same situation.” Neither the administration of the foundation nor the ministry could indicate when the workers will receive their money and if they still have a job at the foundation.