09 Aug '11, 5am

MOE the first to re-employ retired teachers: Minister [Straits Times]

MOE the first to re-employ retired teachers: Minister [Straits Times]

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat (above) reiterated how his ministry is the first to offer re-employment of retired teachers. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND LIM By Amanda Tan In his first comments to the media on the pay cut of older teachers, Education Minister Heng Swee Keat said he values the experience that older teachers bring to the classroom and that his ministry will 'certainly do more to make sure that we reach out to everyone who is affected'. He noted that his ministry was the first to offer re-employment of all retired teachers who had a satisfactory performance, compared to only selected retiring teachers in the past. Recently, the Singapore Teachers Union expressed unhappiness that rehired teachers will have their salaries cut by up to 30 per cent. Yesterday, the Education Ministry clarified that most teachers will get pay cuts of up to 18 per cent and only those who ...

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