In Ivanovo region teachers survive on 7,000-ruble salary

In Ivanovo region teachers survive on 7,000-ruble salary

Head of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko said that the region has broken the 'May decrees', but regional officials offer an explanation.

During a meeting with Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, A teacher from the Ivanovo region reported that school staff salaries for the coming year have been cut.

According to Maranova, working in an underfilled school of the Komsomolsk district, on January 1, her salary was reduced from 20,000 to 14,000. In other school, teachers receive 7 thousand rubles, she said. She also added that students of the said educational institution win competitions at the federal and international level. 

"All is smooth on paper, pretty much all the governors have reported that the level of salaries correspond to the May decrees (Vladimir Putin's decrees on increasing teachers' salaries — Editor's note). But when a particular teacher from some school speak up — it's a complete disgrace. How can teachers receive 7 thousand? Who will work for this money?" Matvienko was distraught (as cited by Interfax). 

The head of the Federation Council proposed that Minister of Education and Science Olga Vasilyeva dealt with the problem.

Meanwhile, the region's education department has commented on the situation. "January is not indicative for the calculation of the average salary," Head of the department Olga Antonova said. "In January of each year, there is some reduction in wages, due to objective reasons. There are few working days; correspondingly, the amount of incentive payments is decreased."

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