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Government says there will be a new pay offer for teachers in June

Teachers in Jersey will be offered a new pay deal in June according to the Chief Minister, John Le Fondre. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Teachers in Jersey will be offered a new pay deal in June according to the Chief Minister, John Le Fondre.

Members of the NASUWT and NEU teaching unions have met with negotiators for the States Employment Board to try and resolve the current dispute over pay and halt further industrial action.

It is over the ongoing pay dispute with Jersey's States Employment board, which the union says is committed to a pay offer that would 'see teachers being forced to take a real terms pay cut of 3.5%.

Teachers announced that they would strike for eight days in May.

I welcome the positive outcomes of the ongoing discussions with the NASUWT and NEU. SEB has authorised negotiators to build on this progress, in order to make an improved pay offer by the middle of June.

I do not want to see this process further prolonged and causing damage to our student’s education.

– John Le Fondré, Chief Minister

Meanwhile Head Teachers and Deputy Head Teachers have accepted their three-year pay offer and a new pay system. From now no teacher will be paid more than a Deputy Head Teacher, and no Deputy Head Teacher will earn more than a Head Teacher.