Commenting on the written Ministerial statement laid today by the Secretary of State for Education confirming the 2.3% pay award for teachers in England and Wales from 1 September 2010, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers' union, said:
"Teachers in England and Wales will be relieved that the final year of the three year pay award they had been promised will be honoured by this Government.
"This is no more than teachers deserve.
"The Review Body which made the recommendations did so in the context of the recession, taking all the economic factors into account.
"I have written to the administrations in Scotland and Northern Ireland to seek their assurances on teachers' pay. Teachers in those nations deserve no less than their colleagues in England and Wales."
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