Massive vote for pay strike
About nine out of 10 teachers rejected the Government's offer of 2 per cent across the board plus 1 per cent at the discretion of boards of trustees, and voted to strike on March 6.
Some meetings also endorsed a campaign of action, including rolling one-day stoppages and a two-day strike at the beginning of May.
Secondary teachers with a degree and one year's teacher training start on Pounds 11,500 and reach about Pounds 18,800 at the top of the basic scale. With a 21 per cent increase, the range would be about Pounds 13,500 to Pounds 22,000.