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Dombrovskis promises to raise teachers' minimum monthly salaries by 10% in September

Nina Kolyako, BC, Riga, 28.06.2012.Print version
As of September 1, 2012, teachers' minimum monthly salaries will be increased by ten% or approximately LVL 25, Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis (Unity) announced after today's meeting with the Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees and Education and Science Minister Roberts Kilis.

Roberts Kilis and Valdis Dombrovskis. Riga, 27.06.2012. Photo:

Furthermore, teachers who have obtained 4th and 5th degree in the European Social Fund-financed project for improving teachers' competitiveness will be paid salary supplements of 8% and 12% respectively, writes LETA.


It is currently unclear when teachers with 3rd degree will receive their supplements – on January 1 or September 1, 2013.


The amount of bonuse for the third category teachers is still unknown. Whether the bonuses will be paid already as of January 1 2013 or only as of September 1 2013, will be decided within the state budget requirements.


As reported, teachers' minimum monthly salaries will be raised from the current LVL 245 to LVL 270 on September 1 this year, the Education and Science Ministry's Communication Department informed LETA last week.


The pending amendments to the regulations on teachers' salaries stipulate that minimum monthly salaries for educational establishments' directors, their deputies and teachers will be raised ten%, and new salary levels will be introduced depending on the number of pupils and students in a given educational institution.


The amendments are yet to be endorsed by the government.

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