The agreement from the Government arrived, the trade unionists are checking it

The main board of the Union should declare whether the Agreement is acceptable

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Jovan Drašković, Vice President of the Education Union of Montenegro, told "Vijesta" that the Government had sent the Agreement and the proposal announced by its representatives last night.

"Now the Main Board needs to see what exactly it says, whether we agree with it, to see whether and what needs to be changed..." said Drašković.

agreement proposal to educators
photo: Government of Montenegro

After three hours of talks, the union and government representatives reached an agreement last night - teachers will have a 1 percent gross salary increase from July 10, and then a cumulative 17 percent increase from the beginning of the school year.

The conversation and agreement were preceded by mutual accusations, the initiation of a lawsuit against the Trade Union...

Union President Radomir Božović said that the Minister of Education, Science and Innovation Anđela Jakšić Stojanović said that the educators who were on strike would not be sanctioned.

About 60 percent of educators in Montenegrin schools have suspended classes since Monday.

The educators demanded that the Branch Collective Agreement be respected, according to which they received a 10 percent gross increase from January 1 of this year.

The provision of the GKU, over which the Union and the Government argued, predicts that, depending on macroeconomic parameters and spending limits that will be determined for 2023 and 2024, in accordance with the Law on Budget and Fiscal Responsibility, job complexity coefficients "will be additionally considered, on which a special Agreement of the contracting parties will be adopted by the end of fiscal years 2023 and 2024".

The teachers also claimed that there was pressure on the membership.

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