Latvia - Minimum wage for teachers should increase - August 31, 2019

The parliament’s Budget and Finance Committee supported a government proposal to increase the minimum wages of teachers to 750 euro this year September to December. The committee had to find a compromise on the resetting of portions of the state budget. The increase of minimum wages will apply to approximately 24 129 general education teachers, 12 159 pre-school teachers, 2 426 vocational education teachers, 7 350 interest group teachers and 4 144 specialised vocational education specialists. The Latvian Trade Union for Education and Science Employees is happy for the increase of wages. However, the trade union maintains its request for further wage increases from 1 January 2020 onward.

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