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Allowance increments for assistants abruptly stopped - CTU

2013 Oct 25

By Aisha Nazim

 

 

Allowance increments for teaching assistants in the Northern Province, during the election period, have now been withdrawn, the teachers’ unions charged.

 

 

According to the Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU), teaching assistants in the Northern Province were paid a sum of Rs. 6000, but were given an increment in July.

 

 

“In July, August and September they were paid a sum of Rs. 10,000, which is Rs. 4000 more than what they initially receive. However, this was stopped by this month, and they’re back to receiving only Rs. 6000 now. This is extremely unethical and unjust,” CTU General Secretary Joseph Stalin said.

 

 

According to Stalin, the Northern Province Educational Ministry accountant had been instructed to pay an increased allowance for the aforementioned three months, but discontinued this from October onwards.

 

 

When Ceylon Today contacted the Education Ministry Secretary numerous times for clarification, he was unavailable for comment. (Ceylon Today Online)

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