UK: Teachers demand 10% pay increase

by E Wayne Ross on March 2, 2009

BBC: Teachers demand 10% pay increase
Teachers’ strike
Teachers staged a one-day strike last year over pay

The biggest teachers’ union in England and Wales is calling for a 10% pay rise – and says the economic downturn should not be an “excuse” for low pay rises.

The National Union of Teachers has submitted its demand to the profession’s pay review body.

A government spokesman says the current recommended 2.3% offer represents a “good deal” for teaching staff.