Commenting on confirmation by the Government of the teachers' pay award and distribution of the teachers' pay grant, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said:
The joint union pay scales show the impact of the uplift to the teachers’ pay ranges for 2018-19, when applied to the individual pay points on those ranges recommended in our joint advice for 2017-18.
Two staff who worked at an education services company owned by ex-Manchester City footballer Jamie Pollock are struggling to get the pay they were owed after he terminated their employment in January with only a week’s notice.
The Secretary of State for Education has ignored most of the STRB report.
Commenting on yesterday’s announcement on school funding for 2019-20, Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, said: “Nick Gibb’s statement on school revenue funding will do nothing to alleviate the enormous pressure on school budgets, which the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) says have declined by 8% in England since 2010, and by 5% for schools in Wales over the same period.
Three education unions today responded to the announcement of a 3.5% pay increase for classroom teachers on the main pay range and the Department for Education’s commitment to funding part of this pay award.