On Monday 3 July, the Staff Side met representatives of the Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA), the colleges’ national body, to negotiate sixth form college teachers’ pay and conditions.
The trade union side have now submitted a joint pay claim for 2017/18. The claim includes the following elements.
MPs from across the political spectrum have pledged to contact headteachers in their constituencies to find out how more funding cuts will affect their schools, following a joint union event.
As of Monday 16th January, Northern Ireland ATL members will engage in industrial action (short of strike).
The SFCA, ATL, NUT and UNISON have drafted guidance which is intended to help sixth form college corporations and trade union representatives work together cooperatively and avoid disputes when college corporations pursue applications for conversion to academy status.
Following a consultation exercise which found a majority of members in favour of acceptance, ATL, together with the other five recognised unions, has now accepted the Association of College’s pay recommendation.
ATL delegates at a special conference have voted to move to a ballot of eligible members on creating a new union with the NUT to strengthen the voice of the profession.
ATL's National Executive Committee have agreed the wording of a motion to be discussed by delegates at a special conference of members on Saturday 5 November.
This page has details about pay negotiations for support staff.
ATL is calling on members in Northern Ireland to take action against the failure of pay talks in the country with a 10 minute school-gate protest at lunchtime on Tuesday 8 November.