The government has rescinded its earlier decision on the teachers’ salary related allowances like double class and responsibility allowances. The government has agreed to pay back these allowances with arrears next month (June 2013). The decision was arrived at this morning when the Minister met all the four teacher Unions at the ministry HQs.
Teachers were shocked to discover on their May payslips that the said allowances were removed without notice.
Concerned teachers in Northern, Eastern and Copperbelt provinces had threatened to go on strike if the anomaly was not corrected.