Joint union response to the STRB and Voice response

Joint union response to STRB's 27th Report: Letter to Secretary of State for Education and Voice’s consultation response

Joint union letter

Summary:  This letter sets out a joint response from the signatory unions. As statutory consultees, each of the organisations may also choose to exercise their right to respond independently.  Unions call on Secretary of State to listen to the teaching profession.  The STRB clearly shares the unions' concerns about teachers’ pay and teacher supply.  Urgent and effective action is now needed to address the major problems which are highlighted in its report and in our organisations’ evidence to it. 

Read the Joint union response to the School Teachers' Review Body's 27th Report: letter to Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening   (pdf)

Voice's consultation response

Summary: Voice notes and supports the Review Body’s conclusion that “we consider it likely that further uplifts of more than 1% will be required to elements of the pay framework in the coming years”. We also note their recommendation that the Department review the current national pay framework for classroom teachers and look forward to contributing to this review and to future remits.

Read Voice's response to the consultation on the School Teachers’ Review Body’s (STRB) 27th Report and the draft 2017 School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) (pdf)


Further information: Department for Education (DfE):

Written Statement made by: Justine Greening (The Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities) 10 July 2017

School Teachers’ Review Body 27th report: 2017  10 July 2017

(Education Secretary's  evidence)


Further information: Voice

10 July 2017

Voice news release on STRB report and Secretary of State’s response

6 January 2017

Joint union evidence to the STRB on school funding and teacher pay

7 December 2016

 Voice's Written submission to the STRB, November 2016

Teachers' pay