Teachers in the state of Carabobo are forced to engage in other economic activities because the low salaries they receive are not enough to cover basic food needs.
The president of the union of Educators in Carabobo, José Gregorio Medina, indicated that about 80% of the teachers on the payroll maintain another job to pump up their income.
“The Ministry of Education payroll is doing anything else to bring food into their homes. Anything to improve the purchasing power of the teachers who currently do not find solutions to their serious crisis,” he denounced.
Educators with more than twenty years of service are dedicated to other trades such as baking, surveillance and food delivery or any other activity within the informal trade that allows them to generate income to feed their families.
The union leader denounced that the Ministry of Education has a debt with the education union of 280% of the benefits included in the collective contract. “We urge the Minister (Aristóbulo Istúriz) to recognize and understand the gravity of the situation so that teachers do not abandon their vocation and do not have to resort to other economic activities.”
Regarding the call to start the new school year on September 16th, Medina said that teachers have no reason to return to work, because they would no longer receive the income they generate from other jobs.