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Unions call for 2% pay rise for all main scale teachers.

Unions call for 2% pay rise for all main scale teachers.

Teachers' pay: Six unions call on government to fund mandatory 2 per cent pay increase for classroom teachers on main pay range

Most classroom teachers should receive a mandatory 2 per cent pay rise in September, a group of unions has said.

The six teaching unions – Association of School and College Leaders, the NAHT heads' union, NUT, ATL, UCAC and Voice – also accused the government of leaving schools with "little or no time to prepare for the implementation" of pay changes in September.

In a joint response to the government's consultation on the school teachers' review body report, the unions said: "We are of the view that individual teachers should be entitled to receive a pay increase in line with the uplift to the minimum/maximum of their respective pay range."

For most classroom teachers this would represent a 2 per cent rise in line with the STRB's recommendation that the lower and upper limit of the main pay range should be increased by this amount.

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