Submissions to the Independent Welsh Pay Review Body
Voice Cymru's submission
Summary: Our headline demands are for the IWPRB to:
- make its recommendations on the basis of evidence rather than in response to Welsh Government requirements regarding cost;
- recommend an across the board increase of 5% for all teachers and school leaders notwithstanding the current situation and without any qualification;
- recommend that this increase is fully funded by the Welsh Government;
- introduce national pay scales (where practicable) to ensure that the pay framework provides a clear career pathway, meets current challenges and provides an attractive offer for teachers at all career stages;
- scrap Performance-Related Pay (where practicable);
- introduce Pay Portability and remove flexibilities in the pay structure (where practicable);
- seek to establish sustainable and appropriate pay levels in the long term; and
- work to ensure that teaching re-claims its place in today’s graduate job market.
Read Voice Cymru's Supplementary Written Submission to the Independent Welsh Pay Review Body (pdf) (28 May 2020)
"We start our supplementary evidence by making clear how unacceptable the actions of the Welsh Government have been throughout this process."
Read Voice Cymru's Responses to Clarifying Questions (pdf) (10 June 2020)
Voice Cymru's response to IWPRB Report and Welsh Government Response (24 August 2020)
Written Statement: Teachers’ Pay Award 2020 Cabinet statement (
Voice Cymru's Statement on Teachers’ Pay Award 2020 (14 October 2020)
Joint union statement (May 2020)
Our organisations, representing the overwhelming majority of teachers and school leaders in Wales, set out below our united position on key issues for the IWPRB as it prepares to respond to the Education Minister’s remit.