RIGA - Teachers' salaries are to be reduced by 20 percent per shift asthe discussions between the Education and Science Ministry and teachers unionsagreed.
Among the options on the table, this proposal had been the most likely candidatefor acceptance. Inga Stale, Director of the finance department of the Ministrysaid that they took into consideration the terms and conditions of the changesso the process would not affect the reforms to be carried out in the educationsector. Among the proposed changes is the plan to turn control of the schools overto local municipalities.
The government still needs to approve the proposal andshould it pass, salaries will be reduced by 69 lats (98 euros) per shift.