Presidential election 2022: Anne Hidalgo wants to “multiply by two at least” the salaries of teachers

The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo – who must formalize her candidacy for the 2022 presidential election on Sunday – wants to make school one of her priorities, and thus considers possible, in her book A french woman to be released on September 15, from “Multiply by two at least” teachers’ salaries over a five-year period.

Calling for a “Great movement to revalue wages” in education, Mme Hidalgo believes “Possible, over the duration of a five-year term, to multiply by at least two the salaries of all the people in contact with the pupils. Or, to begin with, to align at least the salary of new professors on the median salary of holders of a bac + 5 “, she writes in her book. “Of course the cost on average 9,000 euros per year and per young person throughout schooling will necessarily be more important. But I assume it. This is the price to pay for transforming the school and reducing the number of “dropouts” ”, she still assures.

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An ambition that did not fail to react on the political scene. The leader of rebellious France (LFI), Jean-Luc Mélenchon, in particular mocked, in a tweet : “Teachers will appreciate knowing that they are guilty [du phénomène de décrochage scolaire] and that for money they will do better. “

15% increase in the salaries of the “invisible”

Returning also in his work on the trades of “Invisible” (caregivers, cashiers, etc.), those who “Every day of the year, epidemic or not, make society work”, she further considers that“It would be economically bearable to raise all salaries, for example the CFDT proposes a general increase of 15%. It’s a solid track for me ”. The current mayor of Paris – who intends to keep his seat during the electoral campaign – also wishes “Fundamentally review the financing of social protection”, as well as’“A great plan to save the public hospital”.

The elected socialist also warns that ecology “Does not belong to a single party nor does it constitute a program on its own” , and defends “An ecological republic”, which it wants to include in the Constitution. “Ecology is as much a social issue as it is an industrial and scientific issue. It is at the heart of the fight against inequalities ”, she insists.

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She says believe “To a social and popular ecology but also an industrial and responsible ecology. That of local energy, of quality food, distributed and consumed in short circuits, but also that provided by better insulated housing; that, finally, of the relocation of production, inseparable from this transition ”.

Mme Hidalgo also wants a “International jurisdiction” on environmental issues for “Manage major disputes”, and consider “That we must get out of nuclear power, as quickly as the development of renewable energies allows”. She finally wants a “Territorial big bang” to relaunch decentralization with an increased role for mayors.

The World with AFP

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