Just appointed, the Minister of Education has already alienated some of the teachers after his first interview. The honeymoon between Pap Ndiaye and the teaching world did not last long. Upon his appointment, Pap Ndiaye was presented as the “anti-Blanquer”, a total opposite of his predecessor at the Ministry of Education who crystallized the anger of the teaching world for five years. The hope of the educational community has already been seriously undermined after the minister’s first interview, granted to Le Parisien. If Pap Ndiaye evokes three points of inflection compared to Jean-Michel Blanquer – greening the school, a marked insistence on the good – being pupils and educational teams as well as the fight against educational inequalities – his remarks on salaries and the management of sick leave of less than 15 days had the effect of a cold shower on teachers. An ineffective measure in the long term? On salaries, Pap Ndiaye affirmed his desire to “raise the starting salary of young people above 2000 euros net” in 2023. A promise already made last August by Jean-Michel Blanquer, who set the horizon 2024. Objective: to improve the attractiveness of the profession, which is struggling to attract, while the threat of a shortage of teachers looms at the start of the school year in September. Except that many teachers deplore that such a measure, without upgrading the her nary teachers during their career, is not enough to attract. Several of them report having a salary of just over 2,000 euros after several years of experience. 12 years of career and I earn 2000 euros net In 2023, I will earn as much as a beginner teacher who will have the prospect of staying 10/12 years at the same salary? … and without compensation!”, launches Sophie Vénétitay, professor of SES and secretary general of the SNES-FSU.Read moreA measure which could therefore attract new teachers, but not enough to encourage them to stay due to the lack of evolution of wages throughout the career. Pap Ndiaye plans to make up for sick leave of less than 15 days Among Pap Ndiaye’s announcements on remuneration there is also the establishment of “a salary share conditioned on new tasks “, in other words in return for an increase on the workload. An idea that does not pass either among the teaching staff. Another element of the interview with the new minister which does not pass among the teachers, the management of sick leave of less than 15 days. Pap Ndiaye envisages that these absences “be compensated”. In other words “an absence of the history-geography teacher (will be) compensated by his colleague (…) of French (…) to do a double dose of French, and when the history-geography colleague returns, he will compensate by taking over the hours of French”. In other words, the absent teacher will have to make up for the hours lost during his sick leave. Towards a strike in September? An announcement that does not pass among teachers, who denounce a denial of labor law. The anger is such that some teachers are already considering a back-to-school strike, an idea launched on Twitter with the #PasdeRentreeEnSeptembre. An additional difficulty for Emmanuel Macron, who must deal with a relative majority to govern, and who must reshuffle his government in the coming days, after the defeat of three ministers in the legislative elections.VIDEO – Jean-Michel Aphatie: “Without a clear majority in the National Assembly, Emmanuel Macron cannot govern”
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