Tangerang teachers protest elimination of incentives
The Jakarta Post
Hundreds of teachers from the Indonesian Private Teachers Association (PGSRI) staged a protest against the elimination of their monthly incentives at the Tangerang administration office in Tangerang, Banten, on Monday.
Mulyadi, who led the rally, said in his oration at the Tangerang City Hall that the monthly incentive, worth Rp 650,000 (US$49.40), had been stopped by the administration since early this year since the program was developed by the previous administration under then mayor Wahidin Halim, who is now Governor of Banten.
Mulyadi added that he and other teachers still questioned the motive behind the government's decision to halt the incentives. He added that teachers were reluctant if the administration based its decision on Law No.23/2014 on regional government, because it did not mention the elimination of the incentives.
"The law stipulates that regional administration handles the management of highs schools and vocational schools," he said, as quoted by wartakota.tribunnews.com.
Meanwhile, Tangerang Education Agency head Abduh Surahman said that those teachers should ask the Banten administration about the matter. Abduh added that his party would support the teachers if they demanded the House of Representatives to revise the law. (rdi)
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