The National Salaries and Cadre Review Commission has requested the Education Ministry to submit a fresh set of proposals within two weeks for the resolution of salary problems put forward by five teacher trade unions currently boycotting Advanced Levelpaper marking.
Education Minister Susil Premajayantha told the Daily Mirror yesterday that he would now take necessary measures in this regard to rectify salary anomalies in the teacher service.
Mr. Premajayantha said that this move by the Commission was a new development, and the trade unions also wanted an assurance from the government to enforce the new salary scales by January 1, 2008. However, the trade unionists urged the Government to issue the circular enacting the new salary scales immediately.
By Kelum Bandara