MOSCOW, 15 March – RIA Novosti. State Duma Deputy Elena Strokova proposed to introduce a single salary for young teachers, reports RT. “I propose to amend the system of remuneration of teachers (citizens of Russia under the age of 35 inclusive), fixing young specialists, a single starting salary for the whole country at the level of one and a half- two federal minimum wages (from 19 to 25 thousand rubles) “, – the deputy said in a letter addressed to the Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Grigorenko.
In addition, Strokova suggested introducing an official legal status for a young teacher. This applies to graduates of pedagogical universities with Russian citizenship under the age of 35.
The deputy explained the need for this initiative by different levels of minimum wages in the constituent entities of the country, which is why the salary of teachers in the regions “differs at times.”
Strokova added that the introduction of a single salary could increase the prestige of the teaching profession, as well as provide an opportunity for young teachers to stay in their regions.
Earlier, the government expanded early retirement opportunities for teachers. Now the length of service will include periods of study and additional vocational education, including refresher courses.