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Teachers’ salaries: the questions raised by Pap Ndiaye’s announcement on the “new pact”


This should no longer be part of the new “Pap method”, but for this time, the Ministry of National Education will have preceded union negotiations in the media. Thursday February 2 on France Inter, Minister Pap Ndiaye announced that the additional missions which should allow teachers to improve their remuneration within the framework of the “new pact” wanted by the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron would represent “an hourly volume of approximately 72 hours more” per year.

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This annual envelope would ensure a 10% increase in remuneration, the minister also specified. The envelope released per year and per teacher would be 3,650 euros, or just over 300 euros per month over twelve months.

These “new mandatory missions for teachers who will join the pact” will be of several kinds, said Pap Ndiaye. It could be “short-term replacement, orientation and support for students, and in the first degree, the possibility of teaching at the college the hour of reinforcement of math and French”, he listed. A second type of mission concerned by the pact could “vary according to the establishments”, since it will be about innovative educational projects, financed within the framework of the National Council for Education Refoundation (CNR). In some establishments, these missions have already started and the teachers receive a corresponding allowance. For new projects from September, however, this will be included in the pact, the Ministry of Education is assured.

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“No one had told us about an annual schedule of 72 hours”, is surprised Sophie Vénétitay, of the SNES-FSU. The meeting with the unions is scheduled for Wednesday, February 8 to discuss the “pact” part of the revaluation, not to be confused with the “base” part which corresponds to the increase, without conditions, of certain levels of the salary grid. teachers. “I’ve made it known that we don’t like going back to a model where we learn things from the press even before the start of negotiationsadds Catherine Nave-Bekhti, of the SGEN-CFDT.

“A problem of form”

Teacher unions remember the Blanquer years, and particularly the Covid-19 crisis, when the decisions of the institution were systematically announced in the media. The announced envelope of 3,650 euros per year and per teacher had however already circulated “off” in the entourage of the minister, they assure.

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