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Statement on Negotiations on Pay and Industrial Action

Since late May 2017 there has been an intensive series of negotiating meetings between the Northern Ireland Teachers Council (the teaching unions) and Management Side (the school employers and the Department of Education) to seek a resolution to the ongoing pay dispute (and in respect of associated workload and accountability issues) which has led to the current industrial action in schools.
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ATL Northern Ireland industrial action guidance

As of Monday 16th January, Northern Ireland ATL members will engage in industrial action (short of strike).

Joint statement on sixth form colleges and academy status

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.