Groisman: from January 1 teachers’ salaries will grow by 20-70%

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From January 1, 2020, the salaries of Ukrainian teachers will increase from 20 to 70% due to the new system of remuneration of teachers, the Prime Minister Volodymyr Groisman said at a government meeting.

“From January 2020, Ukrainian teachers will receive a salary increase from 20 to 70%. In particular, the emphasis will be made on young teachers without work experience, as when they come to school or kindergarten, wages are “nailed down” by the minimum level”, said Groisman.

The prime minister recalled that from January 1, 2017, teachers’ salaries were increased by 50%, in 2018 by another 25%, and in 2019 by another 9%, but this is clearly insufficient.

So, on July 10, the Cabinet of Ministers changed the remuneration system for teachers by abandoning the unified wage schedule and making the salary reference to the minimum subsistence level.

According to the Minister of Education, Liliia Hrynevych, the essence of the reform means the rejection of a single wage grid and creation of individual remuneration conditions.

“This is a very complex transformation, but it is necessary within the education system. The salaries of educators need to be increased, but at the same time the current remuneration system for extra-school teachers, educators, etc. is a source of great inequality. Young personnel, along with kindergarten teachers, masters of vocational education receive such a miserable salary that we can hardly retain them on their positions”, the Minister noted.

According to Liliia Hrynevych, it is proposed to link salaries to the subsistence minimum, which is relevant to the economic situation in the country.

As The Journalist reported, Groisman instructed to finance military parade on Independence Day.

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