Gov’t Places 200 Supplementary Teachers on Regular Payroll

first_imgThe Ministry of Education (MoE) said it has placed the names of 200 teachers, who were receiving supplementary pay in Nimba County, on regular government payroll. With that development, the leadership of the National Teachers Association of Liberia (NTAL) has lauded the ministry for its decision to regularize the status of over 200 supplementary teachers.Supplementary pays are first aid expenses, premiums for appeal, but not regular as other employees’ salaries.In a statement issued on Thursday, January 31, 2019, NTAL said placing the names of teachers that were receiving supplementary pay on the Ministry of Education’s regular payroll is welcoming and in the right direction.The association said the decision did not only put smiles on the faces of the teachers, but demonstrates the ministry’s commitment in ensuring that the government’s Pro-Poor Agenda in the education sector is achieved.NTAL pointed out that the issue of placing supplementary teachers on the Ministry of Education’s regular payroll has been a major challenge for majority of teachers across the country.The association’s statement said it (the association) believes that the decision will also help to motivate the teachers for them to work harder, to enhance efficiency and productivity in their respective areas of assignment.NTAL however called on the ministry to go the extra mile by regularizing the status of other teachers whose names are on supplementary payroll across the country in order to bring relief to them.The association believes that if the MoE can address the 200 teachers’ pay system, then it has give a boost to government’s Pro-poor Agenda, specifically in the education sector.Placing names of teachers whose names were under supplementary income on the ministry’s regular payroll, build their hopes and ally fears from their minds that the government was about to delete their names from the payroll at any time.The NTAL believes that the decision of the ministry was timely and in the right direction, and added that it will go a long way in bringing relief to teachers whose names have been under supplementary payroll for a length of time.The association has meanwhile called on the ministry to go the extra mile to ensure that the rest of the other teachers, whose names are on supplementary income in the other counties, be regularized on the ministry’s payroll.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Brexit cannot disrupt Donegal’s cross-border workers – McConalogue

first_imgDeputy Charlie McConalogue says Brexit cannot be allowed to disrupt the thousands of people from Donegal who cross the border on a daily basis for work.The latest census data available reveals that in 2011 there were 6,416 commuters travelling from Ireland to work in Northern Ireland, and a further 1,879 people crossing the border to study.More than 3,000 (3,039) Donegal residents whose place of work was registered as being in Derry. Deputy McConalogue said “We need to ensure that Brexit does not disrupt this flow of cross-border workers and we need to maintain the ease of mobility workers on the island of Ireland currently enjoy.“The prospect of daily passport controls is only one element of the wider negative implications of Brexit for cross-border workers. We also need to consider the impact that any changes to employment and equality legislation could have.“Currently this legislation is derived from EU legislation and cross-border works enjoy the same rights irrespective of which side of the border they work on. If the UK amend or weaken existing legislation this could have a serious impact on cross-border workers and we need to be cognisant of this,” he said.He added that this is only one example whereby we may end up with having different standards and protections on the island of Ireland because of Brexit and the Government must do all they can to mitigate against this. “Thousands of Donegal people travel across the border every day for work. Brexit is not of their making but it will nevertheless impact on their lives. The Government must ensure that cross border workers are carefully considered in the negotiations ahead”.Brexit cannot disrupt Donegal’s cross-border workers – McConalogue was last modified: February 22nd, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BrexitCharlie McConaloguelast_img read more