In a bid to secure high-quality teachers, the Central Council for Education, an advisory panel to the education minister, is discussing improvements to working conditions in schools and work-style reforms.

The panel is aiming to dispel the image that schools are exploitive workplaces, also known as "black" workplaces, where labor regulations are habitually flouted. This is seen as the biggest factor putting off job applicants for teaching positions.

One proposed measure is a steep increase in so-called adjustment pay for public school teachers, set at a uniform 4% of their monthly salaries, which is provided in place of overtime and holiday work allowances under a special measures law on public school teacher wages.