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Unions urge uniform pay hikes in education

Two trade unions have urged that the government's recent plans to raise teachers' salaries should be rolled out to staff in vocational training and in higher education.

The Democratic League of Independent Trade Unions and the National Federation of Workers’ Councils in a statement on Wednesday welcomed the government’s announcement of pay hikes for teachers, but warned that introducing a hike “without applying uniform principles” would lead to a tension within the profession.

“A well-deserved and substantial rise should cover all staff in education before the end of 2024,” they said.

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