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Teachers’ Union Boycotts Incentive Proposal

Posted March. 02, 2009 06:39,   


The Korean Teachers and Educational Workers Union yesterday said it will nullify a teacher incentive plan by putting pressure on principals.

The union held a general assembly at the Korea Institute of Financial Investment in Asan, South Chungcheong Province over the weekend. It decided to use ways to marginalize principals who pursue a performance-based pay system and interfere with the union’s attempts to render the plan ineffective.

The government grades a teacher’s performance “A” to “C” to enhance teacher competitiveness and pay them based on performance. Union teachers, however, collect all bonuses in a bank account and divide it among teachers evenly.

Regardless of the decision of the government evaluation committee, all unionized teachers receive an “A.”