Political agreement for  increase of teachers’ wages

Political agreement for increase of teachers’ wages

Parties of the ruling coalition in Latvia have reached a political agreement to raise teachers’ wages as of 1 September told by Prime Minister KrišjānisKariņš after a meeting of coalition parties.

“We will support increase of teachers’ wages from 1 September onward,” said the prime minister, explaining this topic will be reviewed in the government once all necessary documents have been prepared.

“There is a political agreement. We will make things clear as soon as possible,” added Kariņš.

Education and Science Minister IlgaŠuplinska explained the agreement provides for increasing minimal wages to EUR 790.

As previously reported, a sufficient amount of money has been recovered from confiscation of illegally obtained funds to start increasing teachers’ wages from September onward, according to the report presented to Saeima’s Budget and Finance Committee by Finance Ministry’s representative JolantaPlūme.

The ministry reports that as of 22 May 2020 the state base budget’s factual revenue from confiscated illegally obtained funds was EUR 32 251 096.

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