9 March 2018
One step closer to devolving Teachers’ Pay and Conditions
On the day that Welsh Government launched its consultation on how it intends to determine teachers’ pay and conditions, Elaine Edwards, UCAC General Secretary said “UCAC is pleased to see Welsh Government’s proposals for how it intends to determine teachers’ pay and conditions once the powers have been devolved.
“After decades of campaigning and persuasion by UCAC – which until recently was an extremely lonely voice in the desert on this matter – the opportunity to set pay and conditions that go hand-in-hand with our ambitions and our cultural approach to the Welsh education system is within reach.
“We welcome the proposal that pay and conditions should be statutory and consistent across Wales. This is crucial to in order to secure equity. The commitment to ensuring that there will be parity of pay with teachers in equivalent schools over the border is also to be welcomed.
“We look forward to moving swiftly now to a system that meets Wales’ needs, and which is in tune with our values and our vision.”
- UCAC is Wales’s own education union. It represents teachers, headteachers and lecturers in all education sectors across Wales.
- UCAC has campaigned since 1940 for an independent education system for Wales, including the right to determine teachers’ pay and conditions.
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