The Salaries and Conditions of Service Committee has met and unanimously agreed to support the revised offer on the 1% + 1% Salary offer. The Committee took the view that there was nothing significantly different in the new offer that would cause a change of position. Moreover, the Committee rejected the need for any ballot on the same basis.
The differences with the new offer are noted below.
- A clearer statement to the effect that teachers shall not be required to perform tasks currently undertaken by support staff. However, Annex E shall still disappear.
- Confirmation that schools will be allowed to operate flexible working hours by agreement in School Working Time Committees. These will be scrutinised by Joint Secretaries of the LNCT
- A change to “supply rate” payment to 2 days.
We welcome the eventual slight movement on this issue to allow our members to at last capture their salary increase now almost a year overdue.