[In the news] Overworked, underpaid: Teachers renew cry over low pay, poor working conditions -ABS-CBNnews

Fresh from their taxing jobs in the elections and the Balik Eskwela campaign during the school break, some teachers are now gearing for another academic year with resentment over being overworked and underpaid.

Currently, entry-level public school teachers (Teacher 1), which have a Salary Grade 11 under Tranche 4 of the Salary Standardization Law, earn a monthly salary of P20,754.

Such pay may be unattractive to entice qualified and competent educators to teach in public schools, with their roles covering handling big classes amid poor school facilities, among others.

The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) said the current teachers’ pay is not enough to cope with the rising prices of goods and services as it falls short of the estimated P23,660 monthly income that a family of 5 needs to get by, per a study of think tank IBON Foundation.

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