To: Chris Heaton-Harris, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Fair Pay for Teachers in Northern Ireland
NASUWT – the Teachers Union are campaigning along with our sister unions for a Better Deal for teachers and FE lecturers in Northern Ireland.
Teacher and lecturer pay is now far behind that of colleagues in the rest of the UK and the Republic of Ireland. A Northern Ireland teacher or lecturer is worth just as much as one anywhere else.
Sign our petition for a Better Deal for teachers and FE lecturers.
Why is this important?
Pay for teachers in Northern Ireland has fallen by 38% in real terms since 2010. In Scotland, a new teacher will be paid £8000 more a year than their equivalent in Northern Ireland. A teacher in England will be paid £5000 a year more.
Teachers in Northern Ireland are not worth less than teachers in other countries in the UK. They should get the same pay for the same job as other teachers across the UK.
Please support our petition for a Better Deal for teachers and FE lecturers in Northern Ireland.