The trade union side have now submitted a joint pay claim for 2017/18. The claim includes the following elements.
Joint statement from: Association of School and College Leaders, Association of Teachers and Lecturers, National Association of Head Teachers, National Union of Teachers, Undeb Cenedlaethol Athrawon Cymru and Voice.
These FAQs reflect the current situation and will be updated as more clarification is given by the government.
In the run up to the Assembly elections in May, there was much talk by the First Minister and others of the need to devolve teachers’ pay and conditions to Wales.
Commenting on ATL’s submission to the School Teachers' Review Body (STRB), Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: “In their last report the STRB said that if recruitment and retention didn’t improve then teachers would need an increase significantly higher than 1%. Well, things have not got better. In fact, they have got worse.
Annual national negotiations on FE pay in England are conducted in the National Joint Forum (NJF) consisting of ATL and other recognised unions and the Association of Colleges.
Special delivery: positive and ambitious SEND reforms are being let down by a lack of resources
This page has details about pay negotiations for support staff.
Annual negotiations on FE pay in Wales are conducted between ATL (and other recognised unions) and the employers' body - fforwm.
The union's national officers have considered the results of a poll of ATL and AMiE members in FE colleges which asked if they wanted to take industrial action over the AoC's recommended wage freeze.