The NEU is campaigning for a pay increase of at least 8% for teachers and for fair pay for support staff. Pay is a crucial part of our campaign to Value Education, Value Educators.
Material here focuses on school teacher pay, but securing pay progression and appropriate national pay structures are relevant to all education workers.
We're pressing for restoration of the real terms pay cuts teachers and support staff in England and Wales have suffered since 2010, for pay progression for all eligible staff instead of unfair PRP and for all employers to use the national pay scales.
Advice and guidance
The NEU has produced a range of information and advice on teacher pay issues. The NEU pay campaign and associated information will help you to secure pay progression and win a supportive school pay policy.
STRB and pay progression survey
We opposed the Government's pay freeze and called for urgent action to restore the huge real-terms cuts to teacher pay against inflation. We also called for PRP to be abolished, the national pay structure restored, teacher shortages tackled and workload issues addressed.
The last NEU pay and progression survey of 26,000 NEU members is a key piece of evidence that the current pay arrangements are unfair.
Teachers overwhelmingly oppose the pay freeze. Pay progression continues to be unfairly restricted, with no justification or warning - and often on the basis of factors that are completely outside teachers' control.
Joint union statement to the STRB
On pay the teaching profession is united and the Government isolated. We joined with other teacher unions to express our united opposition to the proposed pay freeze and to call for the removal of PRP.
This annual National Education Union survey is the largest survey on teachers’ pay increases and pay progression each year.
Joint Statement to the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) - Fair pay for teachers and school leaders
Teacher Pay: valuing teachers and supporting education in the 2020s. NEU evidence to STRB in February 2021.
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: