05 April 2023
The States Employment Board will meet next week to discuss the apparent rejection by the
teaching trade unions of a 7.9% inflationary pay award, in line with the majority of other
public sector groups.
The Board are disappointed that they received notification of the rejection through a press
release from one trade union, without a ballot of their members on the offer. The threat of
industrial action is unhelpful, and we maintain channels for further discussions in good faith.
Constable Andy Jehan, Vice-Chair of the States Employment Board commented:
“We are obviously very disappointed with the news from the National Education Union (NEU).
We absolutely do recognise the vital role that teachers play in the success of the Island and
have been working hard on recruitment and retention with a very successful pilot included in
“We have made a fair pay offer of 7.9% to all pay groups and this has been accepted by the
majority of employees. The requested pay rise by the NEU is out of step with other pay
negotiations, as we continue to face high levels of economic uncertainty which creates
pressure on public finances.
“We will continue to meet with unions and engage positively with them in order to reach a