Razzaz: Teachers' pay raises will increase budget deficit

Jordan

Published: 2019-10-07 10:20

Last Updated: 2019-10-07 11:14


Razzaz: Teachers' pay raises will increase budget deficit
Razzaz: Teachers' pay raises will increase budget deficit
Roya News Source

In press statements he made to journalists on Sunday, October 6, 2019, Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, said that the pay raises the government agreed to offer to teachers will increase the budget deficit.

Razzaz added that the government has reached the agreement with the Jordanian Teachers Syndicate in order to end the strike and for the benefit of students, as they must return to their schools, stressing that the government put the interest of students above any consideration.

Several months ago, the government has started a dialogue on the civil service system, Razzaz noted, adding that the current civil service system is outdated and needs to be reviewed to achieve justice between various sectors, in addition to the need to link bonuses to performance.