Teachers in Zambia awarded pay rise

The Zambian government on Monday awarded teachers a salary increment after the conclusion of negotiations with the unions.

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The government has awarded teachers a salary increment that range from 4.3 percent to 19.4 percent.

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The announcement was made during a signing ceremony for the 2016 improved salaries and conditions collective agreement between the government and four trade unions representing teachers in the country.

Ministry of General Education Permanent Secretary Chishimba Nkole, who signed on behalf of the government, said the increment has taken into account the harmonization of salary grades across the public service for officers with similar qualifications.

The government has since thanked the unions for negotiating within the available resources government has.
Cosmas Mukuka, the president of the Basic Education Teachers Union of Zambia (BETUZ) thanked the teachers for their patience during the negotiating period.

Last month, the government awarded other public workers a salary increment ranging from 9 to 29 percent. The new salaries will be effected from January next year. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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