I have been told that labor pension does not cover teachers. That teachers have their own special pension plan set up by the government. If this is correct, what is the special teacher pension plan? I can’t find it anywhere.
I have been told that private schools do not qualify for the special teacher’s pension plan. That private schools have their own special pension plan. If this is correct, what is the special private school pension plan?
From what I was able to dig up from government sites, it seems like private schools are obligated to set up their own bank accounts to stash a set percentage for pensions. That percentage seems to be determined by the school and not regulated by the government. If this is true, what happens to all that pension money if the school folds? What happens if you change schools? How can one be sure they will get a pension from their school?
Thank you Tando. You have saved me a lot of trouble by finding this for me. I hope this information will prove to be of use to many of us here.
If I read it correctly, private elementary schools should be setting aside 12% of double the monthly salary in joint contributions. The thing all of us need to pay careful attention to is how our monthly pay is actually reported. Many schools break up monthly pay into different categories and the actual base salary ends up being quite low. This number is what the 12% is calculated off of. So anyone negotiating a new job contract better be sure that base salary is not screwing their retirement over.
Research personnel employed under the University Research Personnel Employment Regulations.
Professional technicians employed under the Employment Regulations for Professional Technicians Teaching at Universities.
Specialist and technical instructors selected and hired under the Regulations Governing the Selection and Hiring of Specialist and Technical Instructors by Junior Colleges.
Foreign nationals who serve as full-time, qualified, paid teachers, or as personnel in a capacity listed in any of the preceding three subparagraphs, in the organizations of accredited private schools at any level.
What exactly is meant by qualified, paid teachers?
If I have an APRC and am paid to teach at a private school, am I not a qualified, paid teacher?
Are they saying you must have teaching qualifications? As in a teaching license?
If that is the case, and I am still employed to teach and paid…then where exactly do I land in pension categories?
School is saying I am not “labor” and yet nor am I a teacher???
Someone can’t just fall through the cracks and not be in some sort of pension category, right?
Thank you Tando.
Unfortunately, I am relying on Google translate to understand what you posted. At best, it is poorly translated. I think I will call the labor board and see what they can explain for my specific circumstance.
Whatever I find out, I will post here.
Thanks again for your time and help!
Call me a skeptic but I seriously doubt many foreigners will ever receive any of these benefits.
Schools often with-hold money from paychecks for things and simply pocket the money. I’ve caught 2 of them doing it to me and have heard similar stories from other furriners. It’s that huge gap between theory and reality. Reality, is lots of corruption and shady money grabs.
Seriously? That is bang out of order. A western friend of mine has just retired with a full pension (he was an associate professor in a private university). Of course he’s still doing a bit of part time work to keep things ticking over.
Are you guys getting screwed over? You need to do something about it before it’s too late. Once you hit retirement age there’s no going back.
Good for him. University professors don’t deal with the same amount of shady and outright illegal stuff that buxiban teachers do. I’m happy for him, but I certainly am not going to ignore my own direct experiences and those of my friends. You may not have been exposed to it, but schools absolutely with-hold funds from paychecks for things like taxes, insurance, pension, etc… and simply pocket the money without ever signing the teacher up or submitting a single kuai.