Latvia -Teachers unions warn of impending pay cut if reform goes ahead -October 14, 2015

Teachers unions have warned that the proposed teacher remuneration scheme will result in a pay cut for 55% of teachers. In the proposed ‘money follows the student’ system, teacher remuneration would be made dependent on the number of students in the classroom. The Trade Union of Education and Science Employees calculated the change would mean a de facto pay cut for 370 out of 651 general education teachers.


For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at

News Archive