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).
The SFCA, ATL, NUT and UNISON have drafted guidance which is intended to help sixth form college corporations and trade union representatives work together cooperatively and avoid disputes when college corporations pursue applications for conversion to academy status.
Following a consultation exercise which found a majority of members in favour of acceptance, ATL, together with the other five recognised unions, has now accepted the Association of College’s pay recommendation.
ATL delegates at a special conference have voted to move to a ballot of eligible members on creating a new union with the NUT to strengthen the voice of the profession.