Economy Minister Announces Increased Pay Offer For Lecturers

Economy Minister, Conor Murphy, has announced an increased pay offer further education lecturers, which he described as "vital to providing the skills that grow our economy".
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The Department for the Economy has worked within its available budget to provide further education colleges with a revised funding envelope which enables them to make an improved offer for staff. The pay offer includes an increase in starting salary for lecturers from £24,496 to £30,000, and an 8.4% pay increase plus £1,000 to be added to all other lecturers' pay points for 2023/24.

Industrial action has created a risk that the issuing of qualifications could be delayed for many students this academic year.

Minister Murphy said: "I am … pleased to facilitate this pay offer as a first step towards parity with teachers.

"I hope this pay offer means that these important qualifications can be awarded promptly."

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