Monday 18 December 2017 / 1:47 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Teachers’ pay being cut due to lack of annual pay rises says NEU survey – Angela Rayner

Angela Rayner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education, commenting on NEU survey showing
Teachers’ pay being cut due to lack of annual pay rises and performance related pay progression, said:

“This survey is the latest evidence that the Tories have left schools and teachers in an impossible position. After imposing a pay cap that left teachers £5,000 worse off in real terms, they are now acting as if they have ended the public sector pay cap, but won’t give schools a penny to fund pay rises.

“If the pay cap effectively continues by the back door, it will only make it harder for schools to recruit and retain the staff they need to give every child the best possible start in life.

“The next Labour Government will scrap the public sector pay cap, with ring-fence funding to give teachers the pay rise they deserve, as we create a National Education Service and build a country for the many, and not just the few.”

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