LDP Political Research Chairman Hagiuda met with Prime Minister Kishida and called for improvements in the treatment of teachers, such as increasing the monthly salary of teachers paid in lieu of overtime pay to more than 2.5 times the current level, in order to solve the shortage of teachers.
LDP Political Research Chairman Hagiuda met with Prime Minister Kishida at the Prime Minister's Office on May 22 and handed over the party's proposals to solve the shortage of teachers.
The proposal calls for an increase in the monthly salary of teachers, which is paid in lieu of overtime pay, from the current 4% to more than 10.2 times, from the current 5%, to more than 35.45 times, and that the necessary bills should be submitted to
the Diet within the next fiscal year.
It also calls for the creation of a new allowance for class teachers, the realization of classes of <> students in junior high schools, and the goal of reducing the overtime time of all teachers to <> hours,
which is the government's upper limit for overtime, through work style reform.
After the meeting, Mr. Hagiuda told reporters, "Creating world-class high-quality public education will also lead to the greatest countermeasures against the declining birthrate, and I asked you to mobilize all possible measures to restore the power of public education and firmly write it down in the 'Basic Policy' to be compiled next month."