Quang Nam academics leave due to slow pay
  • | | December 15, 2023 08:10 PM
A group of 17 lecturers at the Quang Nam Medical College have resigned in protest against slow payment.

The Quang Nam Medical College. Photo by Danviet.

In a joint letter sent to the college management board, the lecturers said that they would stop work from December 18 as they haven't received salaries for half a year.

"The school has failed to pay us since July," the teachers said. "We had tried to continue our work so as not to affect our students, but we can’t stand it any longer."

A source told Dantri that the college owed salaries to 114 teachers and staff members for the past six months, totalling over VND5.70 billion. In addition, the school has also failed to pay social insurance fees for their staff for many months.

The staff members and teachers here have filed complaints to local authorities asking for support but the problems have not been solved.

Speaking with Dantri about the problem, the Head of Quang Nam Medical College, Huynh Tan Tuan, confirmed that they have received the resignation letters from 17 lecturers.

"We had a meeting with them on December 15 to discuss the problem," he said, saying that the school has faced financial difficulties due to problems in financial management and the falling number of students."

Chairman of Quang Nam Provincial People's Committee has asked the college to solve the problems and send a report to the committee.

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