Speaking about today’s publication of the Independent Wales Pay Review Body (IWPRB) report and the Education Minister’s written statement, David Evans, Wales Secretary for the National Education Union Cymru, said:

“We are disappointed to read that Jeremy Miles is minded to accept the recommendation of a pay award for teachers across the board of only 1.75% with effect from 1 September 2021. That increase is significantly below what we sought in written and oral evidence presented to the IWPRB and does little to reverse the real terms decline in teachers’ pay for a period in excess of 10 years, nor recognise the professionalism displayed as key workers throughout the pandemic.

“We will be considering the report in full and responding appropriately during the consultation period. Our aim, as always, is to ensure that our members are properly rewarded for all their endeavours.”

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The National Education Union is an amalgamation of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and National Union of Teachers (NUT), formed on 1 September 2017. Please see the below contact details for assistance:

Contact: David Evans – Wales Secretary – National Education Union, Tŷ Sinnott, 18 Neptune Court, Vanguard Way, Cardiff CF24 5PJ.  Mob: 07815 071164.

e-mail: david.evans@neu.org.uk

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Written Statement: Report and recommendations from the Independent Welsh Pay Review Body (IWPRB)

Independent Welsh Pay Review Body: third report 2021

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