Action on pay
Throughout coronavirus, teachers and support staff colleagues, worked selflessly to meet the needs of the children across the nation’s schools. Now, in the midst of one the worst economic crises we have experienced in decades recommendations have been made to increase teacher pay by just 5% on average, despite our evidence showing that a significant rise of at least 10% was necessary in order to remain in line with inflation. Support staff – including our TAs, office staff and site staff members – have been recommended a £1,925 pay rise, but this too is below inflation for many.
At the time of writing, inflation (CPI) is running at 10.1%, and yet teachers and school leaders are only being offered half of this and support staff scarcely any more. Put simply, your salary is now worth less than it was 12 months ago, and the indications are that the situation will only get worse.
MPs and our elected leaders have a lot of power in their hands and can make changes and influence decisions, but only if they are aware of the problem. Take action and write to your MP and local councillors, now:
Once you have sent the letter to your local MP and local councillors please let us know. MPs are obliged to respond to their constituents, so when you get a response from your MP please send us a copy.
As part of our ‘action on pay’ campaign, we are organising Education & Early Years members into specific areas to set up meetings with their local MPs, if you are interested in helping with this work, please let us know and we will send you further information about how you can get involved.
If you’re not sure how to get involved, please do contact us and we will be able to offer you further support and guidance on local activities that you can get involved in, your support matters.
And be assured that, with your help, we will continue to take this fight to the government, demanding fair pay for all.