€1000 euro pay restoration to all teachers under LRA
The €1,000 pay restoration, originally due for payment from 1 September 2017 under the Lansdowne Road agreement (LRA), will be paid to all teachers from last Saturday (1 April 2017). Please note that today’s salary payment (Thursday 6 April 2017) only reflects 3 days of this. The next payment will reflect this in full and will equate to approximately €38.30 per fortnight.
This improved arrangement resulted from negotiations between Public Services Committee of Congress and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. Sheila Nunan INTO general secretary is vice chair of the Public Services Committee of Congress.
The value of this and other restorations under LRA has the biggest impact on newer entrant pay in both money and percentage terms, as the scale changes for all teachers are augmented by part-restoration of a degree payment for joiners since 2012. This is shown as follows.
New Entrant 2016, on Scale Point 1:
- Scale at 31 Aug 2016: €31,009
- At 1 Sept 2016: €31,805 (+€796 S&S)
- At 1 Jan 2017: €32,806 (part restoration degree amount)
- At 1 April 2017: €33,806 (+€1,000 LRA)
Entrant on Scale Point 4:
- Scale at 31 Aug 2016: €36,576
- At 1 Sept 2016: €37,372 (+€796 S&S)
- At 1 Jan 2017: €37,529 (part restoration degree amount)
- At 1 April 2017: €38,529 (+€1,000 LRA)
- None of these restorations apply outside LRA. In the absence of the Agreement these teachers would at 1 April 2017 be on €31,009 and €36,576, respectively. This amounts to a differential per annum of €2,797 and €1,953, respectively.
- For the teacher on point 1, the LRA difference per fortnightly payslip is €107.21. For the teacher on point 4, the difference per fortnight is €74.86.
- Calculations here do not include either increments or PRD/USC changes.
- To provide a full picture for newer entrants on each of the first five scale points, the corresponding fortnightly uplift for those on scale point 2 is €93.75, for those on point 3 it is €110.66, and for those on point 5 it is €71.98.