UP questions non-payment of teachers’ salary-increase

POSTED: 01/11/13 12:03 PM

St. Maarten – The UP faction will send a letter to Education Minister Silveria Jacobs about the non-payment of a salary increase to public education teachers because of the lack of an evaluation system.

“According to media reports, other school boards have settled this matter with their teachers,” the faction wrote in a press release. “This matter should have been settled in a timely manner; we need clarity from the Minister why this was not done since it has been almost half a year.”

The faction also wants information about the status of the vacation allowance and the remuneration of substitutes.

“We have read that the cost of living adjustment payments for Coast Guard personnel are still pending. The Minister of Finance was vague when he provided information to the media that the hold-up was a technical issue,” interim faction leader Sylvia Meyers-Olivacce stated in the release.

The UP seeks “further clarification” about the moment Minister Tuitt expects to receive information from the Dutch Government. “We would like copies of correspondence in order to know the exact nature of the delay.”

“These men and women put their lives at risks every day in providing security for the country, and making sure that people are safe. The government should not disrespect Coast Guard personnel in such a manner. We look forward to this being resolved as quickly as possible,” Meyers wrote, adding ominously, “If both Ministers do not respond in a reasonable time, they will be called to parliament to provide answers.”

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