Statement on Teachers’ Pay Award (Wales) 2020

Voice Cymru's response to the Cabinet statement and School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions (Wales) Order 2020.

Voice responded to the Minister for Educations initial announcement on 29 July 2020. This response can be found here.

Whilst we are pleased that the IWPRB proposals have been adopted in full, it is disappointing, and slightly concerning, that this has not been implemented in a timely manner. As mentioned in the Minister’s statement, this pay award will now need to be backdated to 1 September 2020.

Whilst welcoming the additional funding provided towards the pay award, Voice is also disappointed that this uplift in pay does not appear to have been met in full.

Further information

Welsh Government:

Written Statement: Teachers’ Pay Award 2020 Cabinet statement ( 

School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions (Wales) Document 2020 and guidance on school teachers’ pay and conditions (14 October 2020)

Voice Cymru:

Submissions to the Independent Welsh Pay Review Body 2020




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