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Cabinet studying increasing allowances of public sector workers
By Petra - Feb 04,2013 - Last updated at Feb 04,2013
AMMAN — Minister of Education Wajih Owais on Monday said the Cabinet on Sunday discussed the demands of grade-three public sector workers, including those in the ministry, to increase their cost of living allowance from JD115 to JD135.
The Council of Ministers agreed that it was important to examine the number of sector workers to assess the costs.
This would take two weeks after which the Cabinet will decide on this issue, he added.
The Cabinet’s legal committee on Saturday reviewed the bylaw for salaries at public universities, in the presence of Minister of Higher Education Wajih Owais, ahead of submitting it to the Council of Ministers.
Several public schools and other buildings affiliated with the Ministry of Education and other public departments were burned down in Maan during post-election riots, Education Minister Wajih Owais said on Sunday.
Education Minister Wajih Owais on Wednesday postponed the General Secondary Certificate Examination (Tawjihi) tests scheduled for Thursday to Sunday, January 20.
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