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.
Members of the National Education Union will soon be asked to vote on whether they wish to create a non-party political fund to support our work around influencing politicians at events, opposing racism and fascism, and encouraging people to register to vote.
Working with 5 other unions across England and Wales, ATL has jointly produced advice on the application of the proposed changes to the STPCD, including the adoption of pay scales and the application of individual pay increases. This joint advice will be sent to all schools following the formal confirmation of the proposed changes and the publication of the 2017 School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD).
Along with ASCL, NAHT, NUT, UCAC and Voice, ATL has written to Justine Greening in response to Government proposals following the STRB's 27th Report on school teachers' pay.
The government has now published the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) recommendations for teachers’ pay from September 2017.
On Monday 3 July, the Staff Side met representatives of the Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA), the colleges’ national body, to negotiate sixth form college teachers’ pay and conditions.
The trade union side have now submitted a joint pay claim for 2017/18. The claim includes the following elements.
MPs from across the political spectrum have pledged to contact headteachers in their constituencies to find out how more funding cuts will affect their schools, following a joint union event.
As of Monday 16th January, Northern Ireland ATL members will engage in industrial action (short of strike).