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Tue Mar 10, 2020, 09:07 AM

CNMI cuts public school employee salaries; adopts 4-day work week

CNMI’s public school board gave its thumbs up to a proposal to cut employee wages as part of the government’s plan to boost diminishing revenues resulting from the reduction in tourism activity caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

The CNMI Board of Education unanimously approved a 16-hour work reduction, or a 20 percent pay cut, for the over 1,000 Public School System employees on Wednesday.

The austerity measure, which includes a four-day school week, will take effect on April 1.

Last week, the BOE voted 2 to 3 to reject a similar proposal.

Read more: https://pncguam.com/cnmi-cuts-public-school-employee-salaries-adopts-4-day-work-week/
(Pacific News Center)

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