Education Boost: Moldovan Government Allocates 1.6 Billion Lei for Salary Increases Starting 2024

Despite Education unions calling for a minimum 20% salary increase for teachers, the Government has announced a 15% raise for educators and a 10% raise for non-teaching staff, effective January 1, 2024.

Education and Research Minister Dan Perciun describes it as a “compromise” reached between authorities and unions.

“The compromise we reached, considering the current financial possibilities, with education being prioritized over other sectors, is to provide a 15% increase for teaching staff. Additionally, we will double scholarships for Pedagogy and seek resources to increase allowances for young specialists. Simultaneously, the minimum wage will be raised by 25%, from 4,000 to 5,000 lei, benefiting many support staff in educational institutions. For other employees, there will be an increase from 1,900 to 2,100 as the reference value,” stated Minister Perciun during a press conference at the Government.

According to the minister, a total of 1.6 billion lei is required to cover the 15% salary increase for teaching staff and the 10% increase for non-teaching staff, an amount equivalent to the entire agriculture subsidy fund for a year.

The funds will be allocated from the state budget, grants, and other resources made available to Moldova by development partners.


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