110 Saitama teachers seeking early exit
Yomiuri -- Jan 24

Facing a mandatory cut in retirement allowance, 110 public school teachers in Saitama Prefecture are seeking to retire this month, two months before the end of the academic year, it has been learned.

Saitama Gov. Kiyoshi Ueda, who said he decided to start the mandatory pay cut Feb. 1 to cut costs for the local government and to secure time needed to notify people of a change in a related ordinance, expressed disappointment over the move.

According to the prefecture, 110 prefectural public school teachers--including 30 homeroom teachers--set to reach mandatory retirement age by the end of this fiscal year are seeking to retire by February.

2月1日から退職金が削減される埼玉県で、教職員による、大量の「駆け込み退職」の動きが起きている。 3月末で定年退職する公立校の教職員のうち、110人が、1月中の退職を希望しているという。
News sources: Yomiuri, FNNnewsCH

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