16 February 2022
RE: Teachers’ Side Reject Pay Offer
The Northern Ireland Teachers’ Council (NITC) which forms the teachers’ side of the Teachers Negotiating Committee has rejected the offer made by Management Side for 2021 to 2023.
The NITC submitted a pay claim for 6% for 2021 to 2022.
Today we have been told that inflation is 5.5%.
Management Side’s offer consisted of a restructure of the pay grades over a two year period. This offer would have cost less than an equivalent pay offer of 1% each year.
A spokesperson said:
The NITC has rejected this inadequate offer.
We are calling on Management Side to urgently make a new offer to teachers which reflects the current inflationary environment and the work that teachers have carried out during the pandemic.