NEU Northern Ireland

Information, advice and resources for NEU Northern Ireland members.

NEU Northern Ireland staff
Strike action in Northern Ireland

Teacher's pay campaign in Northern Ireland

Since the implementation of the pay-freeze in 2010-11, teachers have lost over 20% of their ‘real-terms’ pay. This has seen the value of the profession devalue as a career choice to the detriment of teachers, pupils, and society alike.

Find out more about our pay campaign

Press releases

Advice and guidance

Agreement on teachers' pay and conditions of service is reached through the Teachers' Salaries and Conditions of Service Committee (Schools) which comprises the employing authorities/employer representatives, the Department of Education (DE) and the five recognised teachers' unions NEU is one of the five unions that make up the Northern Ireland Teachers Council (NITC).

Northern Ireland strike FAQ

Now that we have a strong mandate from members for strike action, we are calling on all eligible members to take action.

Rights at work

Equality and family rights

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Shared parental leave in Northern Ireland

The Work and Families (Northern Ireland) Act 2015 provides an opportunity for parents to take advantage of additional flexibility in the way they choose to care for a new arrival to the family.



Advice from the NEU Israel Palestine issues for schools

Israel/Palestine: Issues for schools

This advice aims to support members to deal with the reactions of pupils and the wider community to the Israel/Palestine conflict. This guidance was reissued in October 2023.

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NEU LGBT+ inclusion charter

The NEU LGBT+ charter is a clear, practical, hands-on guide for how educators might initiate work on LGBT+ equality, develop their approach further or add to what they do already.

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The newsletter for members in Northern Ireland.

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