Cabinet Spokesman Minister Dullas Alahapperuma says nine rounds of talks have been held between 20 teachers’ and principals’ trade unions and the Ministerial Sub-committee appointed to resolve teachers and principals salary anomalies.
Commenting on the progress made by the government to resolve teachers and principals salary anomalies during the weekly Cabinet decisions media breifing at the Department of Government Information Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said another round of talks is due to be held today.
Minister Alahapperuma said skilled individuals will not be interested in the teacher service, within the existing salary framework.
He added there are several concerns regarding qualifications.
The Minister noted teachers are among the group that receives the lowest pay in the state sector.
Minister Alahapperuma said through the Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour national policy framework the government promised to make teachers professionals, and therefore justice must be served for them.
He noted teachers demands are reasonable and should not be disregarded.
The Minister stated despite delays due to the current economic condition and COVID-19 situation, the Ministerial Sub-committee will do its best to serve justice to teachers, principals and the education sector.