Take urgent action on pay rise for teachers to prevent strikes – FTA
Motion passed in Parliament is very unfair - Manumanunitoga

Take urgent action on pay rise for teachers to prevent strikes – FTA

Motion passed in Parliament is very unfair - Manumanunitoga

By Marika Rasekaseka
Tuesday 28/05/2024
FTA General Secretary Paula Manumanunitoga

The Fijian Teachers Association is pleading to the government to give them assurances that they are going to consider their plea as soon as possible to avoid any unnecessary disruptions to the children's education in this country, otherwise, they will be considering strike action.

FTA General Secretary Paula Manumanunitoga highlighted this during an interview with fijivillage News and said they are requesting to the government to do something about the teacher's pay and to consider a pay rise for all teachers. Manumanunitoga says they feel that the motion passed in Parliament to increase the salaries of the parliamentarians and Ministers is very unfair.

He adds they have instances where early childhood teachers have been a subject for a very long time after not being paid the right amount of salary from the wages written on their payslips and experienced teachers being considered in any positions, versus most teachers who have just graduated with a degree.

The General Secretary feels that these teachers should also be considered for a better remuneration package that will prevent teachers from migrating overseas and looking for greener pastures overseas.

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