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Pay in Northern Ireland



The NASUWT also provides advice on Pensions and Conditions of Service in Northern Ireland.

Teachers' Pay

The 2015 Pay Award

The NASUWT considers it to be a disgrace that teachers have not yet received their 2015 pay award. 

The Union's correspondence to the Minister of Education about the 2015 pay award calls on him to reject the British Government’s proposed average 1% pay cap for public service workers, including teachers, and makes the case for a substantial pay award for all teachers and principals from September 2015. NI Bulletins on pay, industrial action, Computer Based Assessments, pensions and more can be found on the right-hand side of this page.

The 2014 Pay Award

On 24 July 2015, the Department of Education announced an increase of 1% in salary rates from 1 September 2014, which will be backdated for teachers' in Northern Ireland. 

The Department published the 2014 pay scales in Circular 2015/18 Teachers' Pay and Allowances from 1 September 2014 (new window), but a significant number of the pay values were not uplifted by the full one per cent pay increase since 2013. The NASUWT Teachers' Pay Scales (Northern Ireland) 2013-14 therefore includes the pay scales which have been published by the Department of Education in Northern Ireland (DENI). The values marked by an asterisk fall short of the full one per cent uplift which should have been applied.

Pay Scales

The current Teachers Pay Scales (Northern Ireland) are available in the 'Resources' box on the top right hand side of this page. Teachers' Pay Scales and information on Teaching Allowances are set out in Circular 2015/18 Teachers' Pay and Allowances from 1 September 2014 (new window). The Employers have also issued further Guidance on Teaching Allowances (new window)

Threshold and Upper Pay Spine Progression

All of the Threshold and UPS Pay Scale progression documents are available in the Teachers' pay and conditions (new window) section of the DENI website.

Temporary workers and substitute teachers

The NASUWT provides advice on the rights of Substitute (Supply) Teachers, Teachers who work on a temporary basis or fixed-term contracts and Teachers working for employment agencies

Further information or assistance

Members needing further information or assistance should contact the Northern Ireland National Centre.

Northern Ireland Pay Claim

NI Representatives Bulletins

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Bulletin, September 2016, Northern Ireland 02/09/2016 14:31

Bulletin for members in Northern Ireland.

Investing in the Teaching Workforce Scheme Bulletin - Northern Ireland 11/01/2016 14:38

Bulletin for Northern Ireland members on the Investing in the Teaching Workforce scheme