Jean-Michel Blanquer, December 11, 2019 in Paris. - LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP
One hundred euros more on the pay slip. Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer announced a net salary increase for teachers at the start of their career on Sunday, starting next year.
"Concretely, from 2021, a beginner professor will earn 100 euros more net per month," said the minister on BFMTV. "It's like making an annual premium of 1,200 euros net". "It will also affect the generations that follow, in proportions that have yet to be defined," he added. The discussions with the unions, which began in January, should lead before the summer to a law for programming salary increases.
Teachers' pensions will not "drop"
Within the framework of the pension reform, the government has undertaken that salary increases will guarantee the same level of retirement for teachers, who could potentially lose a lot. "Teachers' pensions will not drop" and "their remuneration will increase", reaffirmed the Minister, recalling that cumulative increases of 500 million euros per year must come to supplement the "natural" budgetary increases in National Education from from 2021.
"We will make a particularly important catch-up for early career and mid-career," said the minister. According to him, teachers born before 1975, not affected by the pension reform, "will also have an increase in their remuneration". The unions fear that these revaluations will be conditional on “compensation” such as an increase in working time.
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