TEACHERS AND heads of some centres of Treehouse playschool chain, who haven’t been paid in months, are yet to hear from the management. Though the director of the chain told The Indian Express that the management was in talks with teachers and the matter would be resolved soon, teachers from affected centres said they had not received any intimation. “We only read about the statement in newspapers but we haven’t received any communication from the management. Following media reports now the parents want to know when classes will resume,” said Pooja Moghe, head of the Charkop centre.
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At least 13 centres were affected, according Moghe, and none of them received any communication. While teachers and staffers have not been paid in some centres, some others faced eviction notice for non-payment of licence fee. This fuelled speculations of a shut down among parents who expressed worries about their children’s future.
The teachers are now demanding an official communication from the management. “Instead of statements to the media, we want the management to give us an official statement assuring us that the issue of salaries and licence fee will be cleared by the end of the month,” said Moghe. The teachers have decided to wait till Monday. Director Rajesh Bhatia, who had earlier said that the dues were owing to a cash flow mismatch, was unavailable for comment. He had assured that none of the centres would shut down.