Ministry of Education describes increases for the teachers
SD. The Ministry of Education (Minerd) reminded the teachers that over the last two years they have applied important salary increases in their favor, the first for36% in 2013 and a 10% increase this year, 2014.
In a press release sent to the media, the ministry also reiterated their proposal to increase the salaries of the educators by 12% in 2015 and they made an offering of an increase for 2016, but the percentage is yet to be defined.
The reaction of the Minerd is an answer to the fight plan announced last Tuesday by a section of the Dominican Teachers Association (ADP), which calls for an increase of the salaries by 60% along with other demands.
As he referred to these threats, the Minister of Education, Carlos Amarante Baret, said that these are violations of the Education Pact, and that the Ministry is computing all the class hours and the work stoppages carried out by some groups of the teachers union within the schools.
“I want someone to review the history of this country, and tell me when a government in its four years in power has produced four salary increases; only Danilo Medina does this for the teachers,” said the minister.
The Minerd also makes reference to a letter that the union sent last 6 November, in which they propose an extraordinary contribution to theARS Semma of 50% (RD $419.2 million) in order to cure the current financial situation; equip the health service providers of the Semma for RD $75 million, and the unification of the per capita fees for the 23,889 retired and pensioned teachers through a complimentary contribution to the ARS, which would amount to nearly RD$160,000,000 pesos. Likewise they call for a quota of 2000 housing units in Juan Bosch city and the construction of recreational clubs throughout the country for the teachers.
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