Cameroon – Douala: Teachers aren’t happy with their salary. They want an increase!

Written by Deckson N.

These are among other grievances expressed during the celebration of the teacher’s day on Wednesday.

Teacher’s day was celebrated on 5 October. As usual, Emmanuel Nkunke Ngouaba, spokesman for the teachers unions, took the opportunity to draw once more the evils that undermine this profession. He displayed a very lackluster difficult working conditions that are theirs.

Also, according to Messager of Thursday, October 6, 2016, he made a number of demands for improved working conditions of teachers. Including the implementation of the teachers’ collective agreement, still buried in the drawers of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security; the revision of teachers’ salaries, which compared to other civil servants are the worst off. Added to this, the condescension of the founding institutions, unfair dismissal and laxity of the government to face these founders who categorically refuse to sign the agreement. Grievances that were made before administrative authorities in the region, headed by the Governor of the Littoral.

Notwithstanding the many difficulties raised by the union, Emmanuel Nkunke Ngouaba urged his colleagues to hardly give in to discouragement and remain examples, scouts for the company. “Obstacles are there to be overcome, the challenges to be overcome and for us to bring out what is best in us,” he says on behalf of his colleagues.

It is important to note that the insecurity in the treatment status of teachers leads them to multiply them during vacations and other during evening schools to make ends meet, the paper said. There are some days, the private teachers union also denounced the evils and many others during a press briefing on September 28, 2016.

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