04 Aug '11, 7am

Rehired teachers upset over 30 per cent pay cut | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Rehired teachers upset over 30 per cent pay cut | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

MOE says the new pay scheme is in line with new re-employment guidelines. (Yahoo!) The Ministry of Education's (MOE) move to lower wages for retired teachers who are re-employed by up to 30 per cent has left many unhappy. Singapore Teachers' Union General Secretary Edwin Lye yesterday told The Straits Times that the pay cut was "regressive" and "viewed as unfair and inequitable by many teachers." Citing a tight labour market and the need for experienced teachers in schools, he said those were enough reasons to hire retired teachers on their last drawn pay or an amount closer to it. Re-employed Chinese language teacher Chua Meng Yuen, 70, told the same paper: "This move does not come as an encouragement to older teachers. Across- the-board pay cuts should be accompanied by across-the-board cuts in workload." However, there are some teachers who felt that the pay cuts were a...

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