TEACHERS' SALARIES & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE COMMITTEE (SCHOOLS)
AGREEMENT BETWEEN MANAGEMENT SIDE AND TEACHERS' SIDE
At a meeting of the Teachers’ Negotiating Committee on Tuesday 28 April 2020, Management Side and the Northern Ireland Teachers’ Council formally ratified an agreement to resolve the long running industrial dispute of teachers’ pay and workload.
UPDATED TEACHER PAY SCALES
- DE Circular: 2020/03 Teachers' Pay and Allowances from 1 September 2017
- DE Circular 2020/04 Teachers' Pay and Allowances from 1 September 2018
OUTCOME OF THE INTO ON-LINE POLL
Colleagues, the following is the outcome of the INTO on-line poll:
Turnout was 74%
Those in favour of accepting the offer: 67%
Those against accepting the offer: 33%
The CEC and Northern Committee have both now considered the result and I will be contacting Management Side today to inform them that INTO will be accepting the offer. The next steps are a meeting between the NITC and Management Side on Tuesday 28th of April 2020 to have the offer ratified by the Teachers’ Negotiation Committee. INTO will then be pressing, along with our NITC colleagues, for the deal to be implemented and seeking a date to begin negotiations for the 2019/20 pay uplift.
The Northern Committee wishes to thank the members for their engagement and participation in the online process. The very large result in favour demonstrates the membership have a high degree of confidence in the Committee’s strategy for delivering pay and workload improvements. INTO will build on this and continue to deliver for the membership.
POLLING HAS NOW CLOSED
The INTOPoll2020 is now closed. The outcome will be notified as soon as possible.
POLLING CLOSES AT 5PM: 22 April 2020
The INTOPoll2020 closes today, Wednesday 22nd April @ 5pm. If you wish to participate in the Poll, please make sure that you follow the link you received by email and/or text and select your answer before polling closes.
All members who had a valid email address and mobile number on the INTO database by 4pm on Friday 17 April, will have received the link to the Poll. If you have not received the link you would be advised to check old email addresses, you may have previously used and your junk mail.
POLLING HAS OPENED: 20 April 2020
An email and/or SMS text, with a link to the INTO Poll, is currently being sent to all INTO members with a valid email address and/or mobile phone number on the INTO database.
Please note as there is a high number being issued there may be some delay.
If you do not get a response to say your answer has been submitted then it hasn’t been and you need to try again later.
Please be patient, there are a lot of members trying to access the poll page at the same time. You have until 5pm on Wednesday 22 April to participate in the poll.
If you did not contact INTO in advance of 4pm on Friday 17 April 2020 your details will not have been updated and you may not have received an email or SMS text. Please remember to check any old emails addresses or junk mail if you have not received a link to the poll.
Polling closes at 5.00pm on Wednesday 22 April 2020.
HOW TO HAVE YOUR SAY IN THE INTO POLL
All INTO members for whom there is a valid email address and/or mobile number on the INTO database will be sent a unique link via email and/or SMS text on Monday afternoon, 20 April 2020. Members have until 5pm on Wednesday 22 April to participate in the INTO Poll. READ ON for further details.
WHY IS THIS OFFER BEING PUT TO US AT THIS TIME WHEN WE ARE EXPERIENCING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC?
The NITC and INTO are acutely aware that the timing of the pay & workload offer, given the very difficult circumstances we all face, is most unfortunate and fraught with difficulty.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Updated 10 April 2020
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STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
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INTO EXPLAIN THE PAY & WORKLOAD OFFER
INTO PRESS RELEASE: 8 April 2020
PAY & WORKLOAD OFFER: 8 April 2020
On Wednesday 8th April 2020 Management Side, at a meeting of the Teachers' Negotiating Committee (TNC), formally presented the overdue offer to Trade Union Side addressing the long running dispute on Teachers’ Pay and Workload.
INTO members will finally have the opportunity, following two years of negotiation, to consider and give their verdict on the offer.
INTO has posted explanatory information on the offer on our website and social media platforms to help inform our members’ thinking.
The Northern Committee of INTO, following careful consideration, have recommended that members accept the terms of the agreement.
This offer is the first step in the process of restoring our members’ pay to the level it should be at after a decade of austerity and pay restraint. Another key element of the offer is the focus on workload and the inclusion of a range of measures to be enacted to bring about real change now for the benefit of our members. In the meantime, the agreed transition arrangements will protect members while change is made in this area.
There remains more work to be done, with a pay claim for 2019-20 to be resolved in the coming months.
In an attempt to fully garner the views of INTO members in relation to the offer, INTO will be putting in place an online poll.
Further information will be posted, in the next days, on our website in relation to the mechanics of how this information will be gathered.
It is anticipated that the online poll of members will be taken from Monday 20 April 2020 running to Wednesday 22 April 2020. Instruction in relation to this will issue shortly.