This was reported by the Minister of Education and Merit, during a televised speech. “With 1,500 euros a teacher cannot live, nor can a primary school teacher with 1,300 euros. The issue is how to find resources to ensure that all teachers, from the south to the north, are paid more”, he explained
Teachers must be paid all and more. Without excluding anyone and without territorial discrimination between the North and the South. This is “the real challenge” that the Minister of Education and Merit, Giuseppe Valditara intends to pursue who, after the recent controversies, wanted to further point out that he does not have regionalized salaries in mind for teachers.
The search for resources
The theme, according to the minister, is that other sources of funding must be identified to flesh out teachers’ payrolls, regardless of whether they work in Milan or Palermo. “With 1,500 euros”, recognized Valditara speaking on “Omnibus” on La7, “a professor cannot live, nor can a primary school teacher with 1,300 euros. The issue is how to find resources to ensure that all teachers , from the south to the north, are paid more”, he reiterated. Then claiming the actions implemented by the Meloni government in favor of teachers. “In the last contract we made the highest increase. If anything, the challenge now is to understand how to ensure that workers who live in areas where the cost of living is higher, in the north, center or south, are not penalised”. And finding the resources, Valditara explained again, is a commitment that also goes beyond Italy’s borders: “We must launch this great challenge, which I also brought to the European level by speaking about it with the Education Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, because the problem it’s only Italian. The real challenge is to find further forms. The state has to do its part, but then we have to find other resources”. A clarification, then, in conclusion. “The national contract will not be touched, nor is this a request from the Regions”.