The Teaching Service Commission is demanding an explanation from Department of Personnel Management, Finance and Treasury of the three per cent pay increase for teachers. Chairman, Baran Sori, says there are confusion between 2018 and 2019, and must be sorted out.
Chairman Sori concluded that there are no pay cuts however, the Salary Fixation Agreement will elapse next month. “The Commission was not briefed by State agencies responsible for implementing the pay rise for teachers”, said Sori.
The TSC Chairman says for 2017 commitments were honored, however, there are issues for 2018 and 2019. With the Salary Fixation Agreement nearing its 4th year, TSC hopes the Government keep to its word.
While there is more at stake, the Teaching Service Commission has applauded the patience shown by most teachers around the country and hopes this matter will be solved once and for all.
“We would like to thank all teachers for their patience and endurance during this time, and hope teachers will be paid accordingly to the Salary Fixation Agreement signed in 2016,” said TSC Commissioner for Policy, Samson Wangihomie.
By Jack Lapauve Jr – EMTV News, Port Moresby