Teacher pay deal dispute set to continue next year

But an initial 2% salary increase is expected to be agreed just before Christmas

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After more than half a year of wrangling, teachers, councils and the government were close to reaching a deal on pay (“Unions state terms for teacher pay increase”, 17 November). However, a decision by local authorities has been delayed until later this month by council umbrella body Cosla, because it wants clarity over the extent to which the government will share the cost.

Here we reveal what’s on the table and why councils are dragging their feet…

What pay rise are the unions looking for?

A staggered 2 per cent pay rise. Teachers’ representatives are demanding a 1 per cent rise backdated ...

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