WINDHOEK: The Secretary-General of the Namibia National Teachers’ Union (Nantu) has given the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) until Friday to provide detailed feedback on the job evaluation and grading system for teachers.
Basilius Haingura at a media conference in the capital yesterday expressed concern that the union is in the dark about the job evaluation and grading of teachers, saying the negotiation items agreed upon last year are not reflected in the National Budget to be tabled next Tuesday.
He said Nantu deemed it necessary to be provided with the details of the job evaluation so that it can provide feedback to its relevant structures.
He urged Prime Minister Hage Geingob to ensure that matters such as salary increases agreed upon after last year’s teachers’ strike are reflected in the National Budget.
Teachers countrywide took to the streets late last year in frustration at the slow pace of wage negotiations between Nantu and Government which had been dragging on since October 2011.
The teachers initially demanded a 40 per cent salary increase, but however only received an eight per cent increase in December last year, while a 10 per cent salary adjustment would be considered again during the 2014/2015 financial year.