Pay raise doesn't solve high stress levels, workload issues, say teachers and allied educators
“Teaching used to be focused on building values in our students. Now, our focus has spread to being able to perform in other areas and helm leadership roles while juggling administrative work and classes,” said the primary school teacher.
While she — like the other five teachers and allied educators who spoke to TODAY — welcomed the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) move to increase their pay, she said it does not address the high workload and stress.
These teachers gave their views on condition of anonymity as they are not authorised to speak to the media.
The ministry announced on Tuesday (Aug 16) that 37,000 teachers, allied educators and MOE kindergarten educators would get between 5 and 10 per cent pay increase from Oct 1.