PRESIDENT OF THE AUTHORITY HAPPY WITH RAEOA LEADING PAYMENT OF RETROACTIVE TO TEACHERS

PRESIDENT OF THE AUTHORITY HAPPY WITH RAEOA LEADING PAYMENT OF RETROACTIVE TO TEACHERS

This July 25, 2019, it was formalized, in a public ceremony at SERAO, Pante Macassar, Oé-Cusse, the payment of retroactive to RAEOA teachers regarding the career progression processes between January 1, 2015 and the present. One hundred and sixteen teachers will immediately receive the missing amounts, totaling USD 106.575, and have their salary updated, while the other teachers will have to wait for RAEOA to receive the necessary information from the Civil Service Commission. At that time, and without further deliberation by the Authority, the retroactive payments from 2015 will be paid and the salaries updated. For the period 2013 and 2014, prior to the establishment of the RAEOA, the President of the Authority is developing the necessary contacts with the Government to restore the just situation and remuneration of RAEOA teachers.

The President of the RAEOA Authority – ZEESM TL, HE Dr. Mari Alkatiri, underlined that the situation was “resolved in just two weeks” following the approval of the service classifications by the Civil Service Commission, thanking the collaboration of the Regional Secretariats of Finance and Education, trade unions and the Civil Service Commission for this rapid outcome.

At issue in these late payments, are the evaluations of teachers working in RAEOA, which have not been subject to approval by the competent central authority since 2013. As a consequence, the corresponding assessments have not been carried out, resulting in lack of salary increase to this date.

RAEOA’s responsibility for the payment of salaries to teachers working in the Region dates back to 1 January 2015, the date from which the State Budget appropriations corresponding to these salaries were transferred to the Region. The payment of the previous retroactive payments is the responsibility of the Central Government, and the same happens, as explained by the Regional Secretary of Education and Social Solidarity, Arsenio Bano, with maternity allowances.