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Devolution of Pay and Conditions for Welsh School Teachers

Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union

Devolution of Pay and Conditions to Wales

Commenting on the passing of Motion 18 at the Annual Conference of the National Education Union, Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said:

“We are entering unchartered waters in Wales following the devolution of pay and conditions for school teachers in September 2018. The pay award to be made this year is the first real test for the Welsh Government in ensuring that they fulfil their promise that Welsh teachers will not become the poor relations when compared to colleagues elsewhere in the UK.

“Today’s motion establishes the NEU’s minimum expectations which will form the basis of all negotiations that we will be involved in.”

Wales Secretary David Evans added:

“We have already submitted written evidence to the Independent Welsh Pay Review Body and look forward to attending an oral evidence session in the near future. Our position is clear and we will be emphasising the demands of our members in protecting their pay and conditions of service as we play a full part in the development of a rewards system that fully reflects the value of the profession in Wales.”

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