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Teachers to get pay raise

AS OF JULY next year, Slovak teachers will get a pay rise of Sk 1600 (€40) per month, according to the daily Pravda.

However, even with the increase, Slovak teachers still lag far behind their fellow colleagues in the developed states of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Slovak teachers' wages are about one fourth of the OECD average, Pravda wrote.

The pay increase will be financed from an extra Sk2.7 billion (€70 million) that the Education Ministry negotiated in the 2005 state budget talks. In total the education sector received Sk44 billion (€2 billion) for next year.

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