The Ministry of National Education speaks of a “historical revaluation” with an “unprecedented envelope” reserved for teacher salary increases.
As part of the presentation on Monday of its finance bill for 2023, the government provides for a first envelope of 635 million euros (M €) reserved for the increase in teachers' salaries and another of 300 M € for those of them who agree to complete additional missions.
The famous give and take advocated by Emmanuel Macron, before the presidential election.
With credits up by +6.5% compared to the 2022 finance law, the ministry has already announced that new hires will not be made for less than 2,000 euros net.
Regarding the upgrading of teachers already in post, negotiations with the teachers' unions which will begin on October 3 should make it possible to determine the breakdown of the rest of the envelope.
When will the increases take place?
The salary increases are scheduled for the start of the 2023 school year. This implies that the beginnings of their careers, but also the teachers already in post should see an evolution on their pay slips at the end of September 2023. The 635 M€ Additional costs are therefore allocated for the period running from September to December of next year, which causes the Ministry to estimate the increase at €1,905 million for a full year.
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Concerning the envelope of €300 million and the new missions which should allow teachers who accept them to increase their salary by around 10%, they should also see the light of day in September 2023. Discussions with the unions should make it possible to define their content even if the ministry has issued a few lines of work: "Short-term replacements, training, guidance support..."
Which teachers will be affected?
The ministry has indicated that all teachers, whether they are at the start or at the end of their career, will be affected by the upgrade scheduled for next year.
"We will pay particular attention to the first half of the career, but it is a new global pact because all teachers are likely to be increased, regardless of their seniority", promises Rue de Grenelle.
Pap Ndiaye, the Minister of National Education, had sown doubt in mid-September by stressing that the salary increases would be reserved for teachers at the start of their career, even limiting their application to civil servants not exceeding ten years of seniority.
It is therefore the whole of the profession that will be concerned even if a downside is required.
“The second halves of the career will at least be affected by new missions or faster advancements, explains Rue de Grenelle.
The 2,000 euros net for new holders in fact lead to a revaluation and a revision of the entire salary increase.
When you have seniority, you will earn more than those who have just arrived.
We can very well think that for a teacher with a few years of seniority, we go up to 25% increase.
We have a budget that allows us to move towards significant salary increases.