Pay award update-August

The academic year ended once again with the scandalous position that teachers had still not received their pay award for 2017/18.

The NASUWT is continuing to challenge this and is engaged in intensive negotiations with the employers over the 2017/18 pay award for teachers in Northern Ireland.

The absence of an administration is a key barrier to reaching a resolution to the situation where the pay of teachers in Northern Ireland continues to fall behind that of their colleagues in other parts of the UK.

Teachers have already suffered significant financial detriment as a result of seven years of pay freezes and pay caps since 2011 and are thousands of pounds worse off as a result.

NASUWT members can continue to send a strong message of resistance to the employers by implementing fully the NASUWT's action short of strike action instructions.