Teachers slam governments’ tricks without treat
Members of the groups Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) and Ating Guro Partylist staged another kind of protest, this time in front of La Loma Catholic Cemetery in Caloocan City this morning.
Dubbed as Trick No Treat, teachers wearing black and white, gathered at the main entrance of the cemetery to highlight the insensitivity of the government specifically the DBM and Malacanang on their just demand for a P10, 000 across the board salary increase.
“Year 2015 would be the 3rd year without salary adjustment. The latest increase of P1,450.00 in our salary took effect in 2012, but that was under the mandate of the salary law enacted in 2009.” Said Benjo Basas, TDC national chairperson and a teacher from Caloocan City.
Basas stressed that the Aquino administration did not initiate a salary adjustment for teachers and other state workers.
“Malacanang and DBM introduced the performance-based bonus (RPMS) and result—based performance management system (RPMS)- these are tricks to further exploit the already burdened teachers.” Basas added.
Teachers will give out candies and coins to bystanders and children in the area in time for the celebration of All Souls Day or the traditional Undas and to symbolize teachers’ sacrifices for the children and he nation.
The teachers said that the proposals in Congress were again ignored by Malacanang and DBM when the lower house approved the 2015 budget that does not reflect allocation for salary increase.
Sa Araw ng mga Patay, pinatay din nina Sec. Abad at Pangulong Aquino ang pag-asa para sa umento sa aming suweldo sa susunod na taon.” Basas ended.
Benjo Basas, National Chairperson, 0920-5740241
October 31, 2014
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