Government endorses teachers' pay hikes

Jordan

Published: 2019-09-28 21:18

Last Updated: 2019-09-28 21:54


Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz
Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz

In an interview with Jordan TV on Saturday, September 28, 2019, Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz said that he agreed to increase teachers' salaries by amounts ranging from JD 24 to JD 31 as of the first of October if schooling resumes as normal.

The Cabinet approved to provide assistant teachers with JD 24, teachers with JD 25 raise, higher rank teachers with JD 28 and experienced with JD 31 on their salaries each month.

The raises will be offered each month on each teacher's salary, Razzaz noted. 

Razzaz confirmed that around 31, 013 teachers, 36, 755 assistant teachers, 18, 253 higher rank teachers and 335 experienced teachers will benefit from this decision.

The Cabinet has also asked the Finance Minister to propose the necessary measures to provide the necessary funds, which were estimated at 26 JD million, to cover this increase from the public expenditure program.

PM Razzaz's decision comes after a series of protests and an open strike that teachers at most public schools in the Kingdom launched, where their main demand was a 50% pay raise.