Teachers on a sit-in for delay of government-approved increase in salaries

Teachers on a sit-in for delay of government-approved increase in salaries

March 06, 2016 - 17:59
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Teachers organized a sit-in in front of the Prime Ministry in the capital to protest the delay of paying the LYD300 rise in salaries they were promised.

The member of the Teachers Coordination Committee, Haithem Embaya, told the press Sunday that the LYD300 increase nonpayment for teachers and the decision to add 5 dinars to every class for all teachers are the reasons why this protest is taking place as all fo their demands were not satisfied.

“All of the decisions taken by the Ministry of Education, since the kickoff of the school year are no more than painkillers." Embaya remarked.

He indicated that the teachers have filed a complaint about the issue to the General National Congress, the Prime Ministry and the Ministry of Education.

On the other hand, the Teachers Coordination Committee has also called on the Minister of Education to reconsider the 2007 decision related to the job position rankings, which they saw as unfair.

In September 2015, Libya's teachers went on an open strike at the beginning of the school year to complain about low salaries.