During a meeting with Solomon Islands Teachers Association (SINTA) general secretary this week, Mr Lilo said he will talk to responsible authorities on the matter.
SINTA general secretary Johnley Hatimoana said the Prime Minister will ensure the re-levelling exercise is implemented accordingly.
SINTA last week raised a concern over the delay to implement the agreement on teachers’ salary re-levelling.
Mr Hatimoana said the agreement should be effective as of February 9 this year.
He however said only new entries received re-leveled salaries.
“Long serving teachers never realised the changes agreed upon, in their salaries which made it unfair for teachers.
Mr Hatimoana said he was very glad with the Prime Minister’s assurance.
“This was not a new thing. It was an agreement that the government failed to honour.”
The Ministry of Education’s permanent secretary earlier explained that they were working on the issue.
“It will take a lot of time to complete given the large number of teachers throughout the country. It won’t happen overnight.”
The SINTA general secretary said they will work closely with the government to make sure the issue is addressed to benefit the many affected teachers in the country.
By Jennifer Kakai
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