TUI welcomes the commitment of the Minister for Education and Skills today to continuing engagement with the teacher unions on the issue of ‘new entrant’ teachers’ pay.
Progress has been made, but more needs to be done to end the scandal of pay discrimination.
Specifically, the following measures are required:
- Restoration of the HDip/PME allowance (formerly payable to holders of the Professional Master of Education (PME) qualification
- Restoration of commencement on point 3 of scale in recognition of six-year (primary degree and PME) training period
- Elimination of the remaining differences in the early points of scale
In a letter to the Minister last October, TUI outlined these required measures and the continuing, damaging effects of pay discrimination on the teaching profession and on the education system. Click here to download.