In December 2007, the Report of the Public Service Benchmarking Body recommended a pay award for principals to align their allowances more closely with those of post primary principals.
This award was never paid.
Our principals and deputy principals have been due this pay award since the 2007 adjudication. The payment of this long overdue award must be dealt with in next year’s public service pay talks. This will be key to ensuring we attract and retain strong school leaders in our schools .