Since the restoration of the Executive in January 2020, the NASUWT has been pressing the Department of Education to bring forward the pay offer for 2017/18 and 2018/19.

The Union has met with the Minister of Education Peter Weir and the Assembly Education Committee and continues to meet with Department of Education officials and the employers on a weekly basis.

At the meeting with the Minister of Education, the NASUWT was informed that the Department of Finance would make its decision in relation to approval of the teachers’ pay offer after the Northern Ireland budget despite resolution of the teachers’ pay dispute being a central part of the New Decade, New Approach document. 

It is essential, in view of the ongoing discussions and the lack of a final offer, that members continue to follow the NASUWT Action Short of Strike Action Instructions.

The instructions, along with guidance on ETI and PRSD, can be found in the links on the right/below.