Teachers’ pay freeze may be over after four years

Teaching unions, employers and the education ministry have signed a deal which will give teachers a pay rise next year after a 4-year pay freeze, website nu.nl reports on Monday.

The agreement is part of a national education accord, the details of which  will be published later this month on the annual budget day.

The agreement also includes measures to reduce the pressure on teachers by ensuring 3,000 jobs will not be cut, nu.nl says.

In return, the teaching unions have agreed to changes to basic working conditions, nu.nl quotes sources as saying. Those details, too, have not yet been published.

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