In light of the amazing collective effort of teachers and other education staff during COVID-19,  we are campaigning to make sure that all education staff get the pay increases they deserve.  We want eligible staff to receive pay progression in addition to the pay increases due for 2020-21.

Actions you can take:

Tackling pay progression

As well as seeing their annual cost of living award cut back or withheld entirely, some teachers have also been denied pay progression.  NEU pressure has helped to ensure that pay progression is still the norm, but NEU surveys have revealed that it is a problem for some teachers. As with other pay issues, it is essential that members act collectively to support pay progression in the school.

Pay progression – bargaining for equality

A guide for reps on equality in schools, including a checklist to ensure that all eligible members receive pay progression.

See further advice and information on pay progression and how it works

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How is pay decided?

Teacher pay graphic

Advice and guidance

The NEU has produced a range of information and advice on teacher pay issues. As well as advice on the annual cost of living award, there is an NEU pay toolkit to help you with specific issues such as securing pay progression, appealing against adverse pay decisions and winning a supportive school pay policy. 

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    Pay toolkit

    Use our pay toolkit to secure pay progression, by taking collective action or by pursuing and winning appeals against decisions that individual teachers should not progress. 

Want more help or advice on how to secure pay progression at your workplace?

Your first point of contact for advice and support from the union should be your National Education Union workplace representative.

If you don't know who that is, contact your branch or district. You can get contact details by telling us which local authority you work in:

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