Sierra Leone Teachers Union And MBSSE Agree to 45% Salary Increment For Teachers
Sierra Leone Teachers Union have today 14th June, 2022 agreed to a 45% salary increase.
The salary increment will take effect in January 2023.
Meanwhile, the Strike action has been canceled as a result of the fruitful negotiations between the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education and the Sierra Leone Teachers Union
The Sierra Leone Teachers Union had previously issued a 21 Days strike notice on Friday 27 May 2022 as a result of the negligence and lack of seriousness of the Employers panel of the Teaching Service Trade Group Negotiating Council (TSTGNC).
The Teachers Union made announcement in a public notice addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE) in Freetown.
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According to the Education Minister, David Moinina Sengeh, ” today, we agreed to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Union and the Government with several terms including a 45% salary increase over the lifetime of the Agreement.
This was the biggest learning moment in my leadership thus far. I am grateful for all the hate, all the love, all the anger, all the grace and all the opportunity to learn.
In all this, two things had remain true:
1. This government and President Bio have always prioritised the welfare of teachers and
2. I wasn’t going to rest until Teachers have a Collective Bargaining Agreement that we can all be proud of as a country that addresses the issues of Teachers, Teaching and the Teaching Profession. It’s one thing to say it, it’s another to commit to it in an Agreement. 26 years later, we have a fully signed agreement.
All I want to express now is special gratitude to everyone but in particular the President, the Vice President, my team, the Executive of the SLTU, the TSM and all teachers.” He stated
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However, this new agreement will settle the Impasse between the Sierra Leone Teachers and Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education .
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