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The NASUWT has today welcomed the draft Northern Ireland Pay and Workload Agreement which is a vindication of the committed and decisive industrial action taken by members.
 
It will commit a significant increase to teacher salaries including a 2.25% cost of living pay award for all teachers backdated to September 2017 and a further 2% cost of living pay award for all teachers backdated to September 2018.
 
In addition teaching allowances will be increased by 2.25% backdated to September 2017 with a further 2% increase backdated to September 2018.
 
Other measures will see improvements to teachers’ working conditions including guaranteed PPA time and a commitment to consult and assess new initiatives which may increase workload.
 
Dr Patrick Roach, NASUWT General Secretary, said:
 
“This Agreement represents a major step forward in securing better industrial relations and improved working conditions for teachers.
 
“The Agreement is a vindication of the action taken by NASUWT members.
 
“It represents the culmination of tremendous work by NASUWT members and their representatives who have made a compelling case which is now set to deliver real improvements to teachers’ pay and working conditions.”
 
Justin McCamphill, NASUWT National Official Northern Ireland, said:
 
“This Agreement provides the opportunity to improve the working conditions of teachers now and in the coming years.
 
“The pay increase brings teachers’ pay in line with the rest of the UK for the same pay period. The Union will now seek to deliver a pay settlement for 2019-20 and 2020-21 which adequately rewards teachers for the work that they do.”
 
“This Agreement was brought about by the determination of NASUWT members in following our industrial action strategy.
 
“The NASUWT is confident that our activists and members will now apply themselves fully to ensuring that the working conditions in the Agreement are fully embedded across all school.”
 
 

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