The MoE has confirmed the sharp increase of teachers ‘ salaries before the election

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Teacher’s salary in 2017 increased by an average of 1.6 thousand rubles. I spoke to the Minister of education Olga Vasilieva at the Board meeting, reports TASS.

“In absolute terms the average wage increased in 2017 compared with 2016 to 1.6 thousand rubles in General education, to 4.2 thousand rubles of additional education of children, 2.4 thousand — in vocational education, 8.7 thousand rubles — in higher education,” — said Vasilyev.

According to the Minister, wages in General, vocational, higher and further education associated with the implementation of “may decrees” and will occur in stages. Earlier the same was said by the Minister of labour and social protection Maxim Topilin.

Monday, March 12, RBC reported a significant increase in public sector wages after the announcement of President Vladimir Putin about his intention to participate in the presidential elections of 2018. For example, according to the publication, teachers of Moscow state University began to receive 2.5-3 times more. In the Kremlin deny that wage growth is related to the upcoming vote.

Earlier in February it became known that from the Taganrog metallurgical College were dismissed the teacher complained to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at the low salaries of teachers. According to the man, since 2012, teachers ‘ salaries were not indexed, and after tax from their salary remains 7211 rubles, which is below the subsistence level in the region. Thus, according to the Ministry of education, last year the average teacher’s salary in Russia amounted to 33 200 rubles.

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