The Ceylon Teachers’ Union says the issuance of the circular relating to salary anomalies of teachers and principals is a massive victory for the entire education sector.
General Secretary of the Union Joseph Stalin said they are hopeful that they will receive their due salaries on the 20th of January.
He said teachers, principals and teaching assistants protested for over 120 days to win their legitimate demands.
Speaking to NewsRadio, Joseph Stalin said the allocation to resolve salary anomalies have been sanctioned in Parliament through the budget and since the circular has been issued, authorities should commence calculating the new salaries of individuals and pay the increments from this month itself.
He said although they requested to implement the recommendations of the Subodhini committee report, the government proposed to resolve the salary anomalies of teachers and principals through a committee report published in 2018.
Stalin said the union agreed to the proposal of the government and now will continue to carry out their duties.