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Mindanao teachers confab to tackle salary upgrading

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March 3, 2010



DAVAO CITY – Almost 50 private and public school teachers across the region will attend a Mindanao-wide seminar-workshop on the campaign for salary upgrading tomorrow (March 4).


The event is being sponsored by the Alliance of Concerned Teachers – Philippines with the help of Education International and hosted by the Kahugpungan ng mga Magtutudlo ug Kawani sa Edukasyon sa Mindanao (KAMKEM)–ACT Davao.


According to Elenito Escalante, Chairperson of KAMKEM-ACT, the seminar-workshop aims to strengthen the ranks of the teachers in their fight for just and decent wage.


“Public teachers have been struggling to cope with the times given the meager salary we receive,” he said.


Education International represents nearly 30 million teachers and education workers. It is the world’s largest Global Union Federation, and the only federation representing education workers in every corner of the globe.


The input will include a legislative component of the campaign on salary upgrading which will be presented by ACT TEACHERS Partylist.


“This will highlight the need for a genuine sectoral representation for the teachers in Congress,” Escalante said.


“We need to unite in demanding from the government to provide the right to education which includes the teachers’ economic rights and welfare,” Escalante said.#



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Elenito Escalante






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