「解僱程序」的修訂

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《資助則例》(Code of Aid)內列明資助學校常額教師的聘用條款,而《資助則例》給予常額教師的職業保障,於2012年2月23日終審法院就高翰儒訴2001年鳳溪第一中學管理委員會(FACV 8/2011)的裁決中確立。然而,教育局卻無聲地修改了《資助則例》的條款,削弱教師的權益;本文將詳列《資助則例》中「解僱程序」的修訂。

《資助則例》(1994年版) — 適用於在法團校董會成立前受聘的教師

The teacher concerned should be given a warning, or warnings that his work is unsatisfactory. This should be recorded in the school files.

If no improvement in the teacher’s work is noticeable after an appropriate period then a formal written warning embodying relevant criticisms should be given to the teacher,nd a copy of this letter should be forwarded to the Permanent Secretary for information. This should be recorded in the school files.

On receipt of this letter the Permanent Secretary shall investigate the circumstances.

If the teacher after receiving the warning letter still shows no improvement after an appropriate period, normally not less than one month, and the School Management Committee intends to dismiss him or not to renew his contract after the date of expiry, the Supervisor shall so inform the Permanent Secretary.

In each case of dismissal of a teacher, a sufficient period of notice of termination of employment must be given in accordance with Section 57.

《資助學校資助則例》
— 適用於在成立法團校董會後受聘的教師
第1.7(或以前)發行版

The staff member concerned should be given a written warning that his work is unsatisfactory. This should be recorded in the school files.

If no improvement in the work of the staff member concerned is noticeable after an appropriate period, normally not less than one month, a second written warning embodying relevant criticisms should be given. This should be recorded in the school files.

If the staff member concerned after receiving the second warning letter still shows no improvement after an appropriate period, normally not less than one month, the IMC may dismiss him or not to renew his contract after the date of expiry. The IMC should inform the Permanent Secretary.

2013年4月19日,教協會在會議上向教育局提出,《資助學校資助則例》已發行至第1.7版,對於教育局在發出及修訂《資助學校資助則例》(已成立法團校董會的學校適用)的過程中,沒有諮詢代表眾多前線教師和校長的教協會,表示非常遺憾,強烈要求局方檢視其諮詢程序。教育局回應指,在修訂《資助學校資助則例》時會聽取不同持份者的意見,對於本會提出完善《資助學校資助則例》條文的建議,教育局指出會作深入探討。

本會提出《資助學校資助則例》眾多的地方與原來的《資助則例》對比下,教育局有明顯把責任下卸及將權力幾乎全部交給法團校董會的意向。尤其在「解僱程序」方面的改變最令人擔心:學校解僱試用期後的教師,由原來須給予口頭警告及書面警告,改為向教師發出兩次書面警告,校方再不需要在給予教師書面警告時將副本呈交教育局,亦刪除了局方會作出調查的條文,雖然校方在解僱教師時仍要通知常任秘書長,但卻沒有表明是在解僱前/後通知,教師因此更無職業保障。教協會對此表示強烈不滿,要求「解僱程序」應沿用《資助則例》(1994年版)的做法,在學校解僱教師的過程中,教育局需要有監察的角色。

教育局表示現時的《資助學校資助則例》只是試用版,日後仍會不時作出修訂,局方接納教協會的要求,同意修訂「解僱程序」的條文,加入教育局擔當調查及監察角色(追溯至2013年4月1日生效),以下是《資助學校資助則例》第1.8發行版的相關修訂。

《資助學校資助則例》第1.8發行版

The staff member concerned should be given a written warning that his work is unsatisfactory. This should be recorded in the school files and a copy of the written warning should be forwarded to the Permanent Secretary for information and/or follow-up action where necessary.

If no improvement in the work of the staff member concerned is noticeable after an appropriate period, normally not less than one month, a second written warning embodying relevant criticisms should be given. This should be recorded in the school files and a copy of the written warning should be forwarded to the Permanent Secretary for information and/or follow-up action where necessary.

If the staff member concerned after receiving the second warning letter still shows no improvement after an appropriate period, normally not less than one month, the IMC may dismiss him or not to renew his contract after the date of expiry. The IMC should inform the Permanent Secretary.

本會盡力謹守同工權益,監察教育當局是否在有聲、無聲中侵蝕教師的職業保障。如同工對以上內容有疑問,或遇到校方向其發出警告,請盡快與本部聯絡(2780 7337)以給予意見及協助。

參考資料: 教育局網頁(http://www.edb.gov.hk) > 學校行政及管理 > 行政規則 > 《資助則例》

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