UCAC’s response to the Welsh Government’s statement on the Independent Welsh Pay Review Body (IWPRB) Report 2022-23.
22 July 2022
UCAC regrets that this announcement has been made with the majority of schools in Wales already closed for the academic year. This creates additional uncertainty for leaders and teachers at a time of particular challenges in education.
UCAC will look at the detail of the announcement paying particular attention to the Welsh Government's promise that leaders and teachers in Wales will not be of lower value to the salaries and working conditions of equivalent jobs in England. We will also look at the implications of the pledges for September 2023.
Certainly, the wage increase that has been announced does not reflect the levels of inflation that are currently being experienced. That is a disappointment at a time when school staff have gone beyond the expectations of their jobs in order to ensure educational well-being along with the physical and mental health of school pupils.
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UCAC holds its first face-to-face annual conference in three years on Friday, 10 June 2022
09 June 2022
UCAC will welcome members from all corners of Wales to Aberystwyth University tomorrow for it’s first annual face to face conference in three years tomorrow. Many will also join through TEAMS.
Dilwyn Roberts Young, UCAC General Secretary, said- “It will be a pleasure to be able to meet new and experienced delegates at Aberystwyth University tomorrow. We very much look forward to having the opportunity to discuss and set UCAC policy for the coming year.
We expect several lively discussions, with proposals calling on the Conference to consider changing the name of the Union; extend an invitation to teaching assistants and support workers to join the Union and asking Government to seriously consider their plans to reform the school year.
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