Jersey's long running teachers' pay dispute, which has seen months of strike action, could be about to end.

Members of the National Education Union are meeting tonight (Monday 10 June) to consider a new offer from the States Employment Board which union reps have indicated could be accepted.

There were eight days of strikes in May alone as teachers upped the ante in their opposition to the pay deal on offer which they argued did not reflect years of below inflation settlements.

Members will meet at the Freedom Church to hear the latest pay offer in detail. It comes just days after the government suggested a deal which could see future savings within Education being shared 50/50, meaning half would be considered efficiencies, and the other half used to fund pay rises.

Should the offer from the SEB on Monday, be the same as those terms agreed ‘in principle’ with the employers' representatives on Thursday, then we could see the dispute with the NEU being resolved next week.

Ian Stevenson, National Education Union