ATL Northern Ireland industrial action guidance

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17 January 2017 by ATL
As of Monday 16th January, Northern Ireland ATL members will engage in industrial action (short of strike).
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Following the December 2016 ballot on Pay, in which 83.9% voted for industrial action (short of strike) in response to the Government’s derisory pay offer of 0% in 2015-16 and 1% in 2016-17, ATL has announced that action would commence.

What action is being taken?

  • Complete non-cooperation with the ETI.
  • Complete non-cooperation with Key Stage Assessment arrangements.
  • Working to Rule on the Teachers’ Contract (the Jordanstown Agreement).
  • Working to Rule on the Workload Agreement (TNC 2011/8).
  • Action on Needless Accountability, Scrutiny, Bureaucracy and Administration (determined by consensus at School Level).
  • Relinquishing individual non-contractual work.

What is the purpose of this action?

  • To protest against the derisory pay settlement imposed by the Minister for Education
  • To protect teaching and learning over unnecessary bureaucracy, scrutiny administration and accountability
  • To oppose the decision of Government to end contractual incremental progression (or “time served” progression as the Government term it)
  • To oppose the imposition of Performance Related Pay
  • To ensure that cuts made to jobs education resources and school budgets do not mean “Do more with Less” for teachers
  • To protect teachers’ professionalism, discretion and autonomy.

You can find out more detail about the action being taken and the guidance offered by ATL Northern Ireland in the documents below:

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