Education Minister Welcomes Progress On Teacher's Pay

Education Minister, Paul Givan, has welcomed further progress on a pay settlement for teachers following the Department of Finance's approval of the pay award.

All five recognised teachers' unions (INTO, NAHT, NASUWT, NEU, UTU) have signalled their acceptance of the teachers' pay offer for 2021-22, 2022-23, and 2023-24. The Teachers' Negotiating Committee (TNC) is expected to meet on Tuesday 9 April, to officially ratify the agreement.
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The pay offer includes a rise in the initial salary for teachers in Northern Ireland to £30,000 and represents the equivalent of a cumulative total of 10.4 per cent plus £1,000 consolidated increase being applied to the other teachers' and leadership pay scales.

Education Minister Paul Givan said: "I am pleased that the Finance Minister has approved the teachers' pay awards for 2021, 2022 and 2023. This settlement, once ratified after the Easter school break, will see the end to all industrial action by teachers and school leaders which has been ongoing since May 2022.

"I have made it clear from the outset that my highest priority is to ensure that the teaching profession is paid at a rate which recognises the value of the profession, and this is a very positive step in that direction."

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