With 10% Salary Increase… Teachers Demand More


By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

The Sierra Leone Teachers Union (SLTU) has recently called on the government to look into the conditions of service of teachers in order to ensure efficacy in the free quality education flagship project of the ‘New Direction’ government.

According to a member of the Union, Ibrahim Jalloh, the 10% salary increment for teacher is not enough adding that they were expecting more than that, adding that they have called on government several times to improve on their conditions of service but that all their efforts  proved futile. The effectiveness of the free quality education, he said, could be hindered if their conditions of service are not looked into, threatening further that they may resort to strike actions should government fail to address their concerns.

“We want the ‘new direction’ flagship project to be successful but our conditions of service must be improved,” he said.

He however called on his colleagues to remain calm as they continue to engage government on the way forward regarding improved conditions of service.