Joint letter from Andrew Harden and Leigh Powell Joint Secretaries NJF Trade Union Side in response to the Association of Colleges refusal to consider a joint trade unions claim for 2018/19 until their UCU members disputes are settled.
On Monday 26 February, the Staff Side reached agreement with representatives of the Sixth Form Colleges Association, the colleges’ national body, regarding pay for sixth form college teachers
The National Education Union is very keen to hear the views of members on the government’s plans for T levels, which are to be fully implemented by 2022 .
NEU's pay and workload dispute continues, and as such, our industrial action continues.
Since late May 2017 there has been an intensive series of negotiating meetings between the Northern Ireland Teachers Council (the teaching unions) and Management Side (the school employers and the Department of Education) to seek a resolution to the ongoing pay dispute (and in respect of associated workload and accountability issues) which has led to the current industrial action in schools.
On Monday 4 December, 2017 the National Joint Council for Sixth Form Colleges Committee for Teaching Staff (Staff Side) met representatives of the Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA), the colleges’ national body, to resume discussions on the sixth form college teachers’ annual pay award from September 2017.
The Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA), the colleges employers’ national body, have offered a pay increase of 1% on all scale points and allowances from 1 September 2017. The Staff Side have rejected this offer and asked the SFCA to go back to its colleges and meet with the Staff Side again to make a higher offer.
In response to the joint trade union claim for 2017/18, the Association of Colleges (AoC), has made a final recommendation of a 1% increase applied to all salaries, or the sum of £250 where this is more beneficial.
The NEU Political Fund ballot has now closed and we are pleased to report that members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of establishing a Political Fund.