Pay boost for high school teachers
Secondary school teachers who are a part of the Post Primary Teachers' Association are set to get a pay bump after they ratified a new salary deal.
The PPTA announced they had ratified a three-year agreement with the Ministry of Education today, which will include an annual two percent salary increase for two years, plus an average 2.5 per cent boost in the third year.
The union said the Ministry had also agreed to pay members of the Education Council practising certificate fees for three years, increase the number of secondary sabbaticals, enhance some allowances and resolve a longstanding coverage issue.
The union stated none of the ministry's claims to reduce conditions were accepted.
"It is great that they have acknowledged there are issues around conditions and are prepared to tackle them," PPTA president Angela Roberts said.
"We look forward to seeing some real change."
The new agreement is effective immediately.