Scrapping national pay levels would be a disaster

3rd July 1998 at 01:00
Mike Baker (TES, June 19) makes a plausible argument for paying teachers by results and abandoning national pay and conditions. However, teachers have only to look at further education to see the consequences: pay increases for management and appalling pay and conditions for lecturers. Many colleges are run by part-time staff with no security of any kind.

So no thanks Mike. We don't believe the Government will desist from "worsening pay and conditions". What we've got might not be good, but what we'll get will be worse.

Eric R Smith. Hillview Gardens. Liverpool

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