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Revision of remuneration package

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Given the skyrocketing inflation in Germany, the government is deliberating on increasing the minimum wage to Euro 12 effective 1st October 2022. Many companies, such as Aldi ( ) have already increased their minimum wage to Euro 14.

The last time the remuneration package for invigilators was revised was in 2014. It is now time the British Council revises its remuneration for IELTS invigilators again.

IELTS invigilators are required to speak English fluently, possess interpersonal skills as well as intercultural sensitivity as the customer care aspect of IELTS test delivery is equally as important as following test regulations, keeping test materials secure at all times and doing test admin paperwork – which has considerably increased over the years-, all at virtually the same time. IELTS invigilators need to be able to manage crowds, be friendly at all times and keep a cool head in a crisis. Not to mention that they need to be flexible as well. Many invigilators have travelled the country these past couple of years to make sure that test sessions could be delivered as planned as, especially since the start of the pandemic, we have lost many colleagues for some reason or other and it has proven almost impossible to find replacements. Certainly also due to the low pay rate.

The difference between a worker at minimum wage and an IELTS invigilator should be marked by their pay. As a reference: Cambridge pays their invigilators Euro 21,50 per hour.

Therefore, we think it’s justified to ask you for the following increase:

· Hourly wages of at least Euro 17,00

· Travel rate of Euro 10,00 per hour

We request the British Council to please communicate with us in the next 14 days in this regard.

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