Trade Unions' Response To EA Pay And Grading Review Welcomed

Education Minister Paul Givan, has welcomed the news that support staff unions will seek input from their members regarding the proposed Pay and Grading Review resolution.

After productive negotiations, an agreement has been formulated and will be presented to union members for consideration.
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Welcoming the decision the Minister said: "I welcome today’s positive development that all the support staff unions have agreed to formally consult their membership on a jointly developed resolution to the pay and grading dispute.

"I am pleased that this significant progress has been achieved in advance of the summer break in schools and I will continue to work with the unions and Executive colleagues to deliver a resolution before the start of the new school year."

The support staff unions, GMB, NIPSA, UNISON and Unite the Union have agreed to consult their membership on the terms of the proposed agreement in the coming weeks.

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