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Minimum wage of teachers in Estonia grows to 900 euros

BC, Tallinn, 09.12.2014.Print version
The Estonian parliament's Finance Committee decided on Monday, at the proposal of the Ministry of Education and Science, to increase in the draft state budget for the year 2015 the minimum monthly wage of full-time teachers to 900 euros per month, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

Education and Science Ministry said the government decided to raise the teachers minimum wage in the autumn by 4.5%, or to 836 euros. In addition to that, another 3.6% was channelled to teachers wage fund from other expenditures of the ministry.


At the same time efforts were continued to find additional resources, said minister Yevgeny Ossinovski. He said that now, after specifying pupil numbers and relocating the ministry's means, over 3 million euros more was channelled to teachers wage fund, which "enables to raise the minimum wage of teachers next year by a total of 12.5 percent, or to 900 euros. Thus, the minimum wage of teachers increases next year two times faster than the salaries in the country on average," he said.


The real wage allocation from the government to local municipalities per each teacher position is at least 1,080 euros, so that costs of labour could be differentiated at school level.

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