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.
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.
Further information: Department for Education (DfE):
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