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Members of the NASUWT-The Teachers’ Union are set to receive a backdated pay award of 7.9% after the Jersey Government responded to pressure from the Union.
NASUWT had balloted its members earlier this year following the failure of the Government to address the years of real terms pay erosion that teachers have suffered since 2008 or to address spiralling workloads.

The threat of industrial action led to a 7.9% pay award, backdated to 1st January 2023 this year, being promised. 
But following an announcement this week by the NASUWT that members would take strike action in response, the Government has said it will pay teachers the backdated award, whilst acknowledging that the NASUWT remains in dispute over pay. The Government has also provided a firm commitment to negotiate a multi-year deal to address pay issues.

The NASUWT has withdrawn strike action planned for 12th September. A decision about the two further days of strike action planned for 18th and 19th October will be taken in due course. 
NASUWT General Secretary Dr Patrick Roach said: “The strong resolve of members to take strike action to protect their pay has seen the Government change its policy and agree to pay the back pay owed to NASUWT members in September.
“This chaotic situation could have been avoided if ministers had paid the back pay along with the 7.9% award in July.
“The Government should move swiftly to resolve this, pay teachers what they are owed and then move on to meaningful negotiations around future pay and workload agreements.”


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