The meetings of the Joint Working Party (Teachers Negotiating Committee) have been brisk, cordial, collegiate and purposeful, but we cannot judge these to have reached a satisfactory conclusion.

In addition to negotiations on Pay, there have been 5 negotiating ‘streams’ to tackle the workload issues arising from:

  • Inspection
  • SEN
  • Assessment
  • Administrative
  • Workload, and
  • Examinations

Following an extended meeting of the Northern Ireland Branch Committee of NEU (ATL) on 7th December, the Statement on Industrial Action was agreed in response to the Management Side paper tabled on Wednesday 29th November 2017.

If members have any feedback on the Statement, or indeed on any matter associated with the pay dispute or industrial action, please contact Mark Langhammer