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February 26, 2021
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PNGTA Calls for Inquiry into Teachers Pay Cut Issues

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Unauthorized pay cuts to the salary of teachers is a concerning issues and there have been no clear answers from the Education Department and Teaching Service Commission.

National President of PNG Teachers Association Aita Sanangkepe is calling for the establishment of an inquiry into this matter.

He made this statement as authorities concerned have been pointing fingers and pushing the blame between state agencies in the Education Department.

For the third time in three consecutive years, teachers have again seen their salaries being cut by K50.

This matter draws concerns for PNG Teachers Association to address.

However, the National Education Department, including the salary section have not answered to these concerns.

Questions are now being raised by the PNGTA President over who is responsible for these pay cuts.

With most of its members around the country affected and demanding answers, PNGTA sees this as injustice to teachers.

According to PNGTA, both the Education Department and Teachers Service Commission have been blaming each other for the unauthorized deductions.

In statement by the Office of the Education Secretary, the Department is claiming that there were no pay cuts and asked for teachers to contact the provincial salary office for clarification.

However PNGTA wants an inquiry established to address this concern.

By Jack Lapauve Jnr – EMTV News – Port Moresby 

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