Maribor Primary School Teacher Fired for COVID Non-Compliance

By , 25 Sep 2021, 10:34 AM Politics
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STA, 24 September 2021 - A teacher from a primary school in Maribor opposing the recovered-vaccinated-tested (PCT) rule and campaigning against Covid measures has been fired, media have reported. Firing staff over non-compliance with the PCT rule is possible under a government decision adopted at the end of summer.

The leadership of the France Rozman - Stane Primary School urged the teacher to get tested for Covid-19 twice and since she did not comply, she was banned from conducting her work and subsequently fired.

Schools and kindergartens received instructions from the Education Ministry on how to act if staff does not adhere to the PCT rule just before the start of the school year.

The ministry said that those who were not vaccinated or reconvalescent and refused to get tested did not meet the obligations from their employment contract, and could thus be fired.

The teacher argued that the government decree on the PCT rule was unconstitutional, and the appeal process is still under way.

The school's decision was backed by both the Maribor municipality and the Education Ministry.

The former teacher is a vocal opponent of Covid-19 measures. She is a member of the group of coronavirus deniers and anti-vaccination protesters who stormed the headquarters of public broadcaster RTV Slovenija at the beginning of the month.

On social media she posted a video urging parents not to send children to school because they would be forcedly vaccinated there.

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