Teachers demand pay rise

18 January, 2021

Courtesy of ICRT

Representatives of teacher groups are demanding that the government raise their salaries.

They say that during the decade from 2011 to 2019, the monthly minimum wage increased by over 30% to NT$24,000, and the average pay in the private sector also rose by 16%.

However, government workers like teachers saw their pay rise just once, at 3%, during that period of time.

The National Federation of Teachers' Unions also points out that whenever the cabinet held review meetings to discuss pay raise for military personnel, public sector workers and teachers, there were no teacher representatives.

The NFTU says the cabinet had argued that the Ministry of Education did send officials to the meetings, but those officials couldn't represent teachers.

The federation is asking that the cabinet allow teachers to join the meetings based on the Collective Agreement Act.


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