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Teachers and Government agree deal to end industrial action

13 February 2024

Industrial action by teachers in Jersey ended today after the National Education Union announced its members had accepted a deal from Jersey’s new government.

New Chief Minister, Deputy Lyndon Farnham had made it a priority to try to end the dispute which began last year and resulted in a series of strikes which closed the Island’s schools.

Last week, the Chief Minister wrote to the NEU and the NASUWT union with a revised three-year offer in which teachers would receive an 8% pay rise in 2024 (plus a one-off, £1,500 payment this month) along with pay rises equivalent to RPI plus 1% for 2025 and 2026.

Today, in a joint statement with government, NEU negotiators confirmed their members had voted to accept the deal. The NASUWT had confirmed their members would accept the revised offer.

Chief Minister, Deputy Lyndon Farnham said: “Settling the teacher’s pay dispute was a high priority for the new government and I hope this resolution reinforces our shared commitment to the success and prosperity of our valued educational community.

"I would like to express thanks to all parties involved for their willingness to engage in further constructive dialogue, which led us to this common ground.

"I very much hope we can now all look forward to a period of stability and opportunity for both teachers and pupils.”

The NEU today thanked the new Government for working with them to solve the dispute.

Caryn Symons, NEU Senior Regional Officer, said: “The NEU has welcomed the improved pay offer for its teacher members in Jersey, which has been overwhelmingly accepted by members. We thank Deputy Lyndon Farnham and his new Ministers for their support in finding a workable solution to the dispute.

“We believe that this represents a real opportunity to work together and improve education for all those who work within it and access it. We remain dedicated in working with Deputy Lyndon Farnham and his new Ministers on further improving education provision across the Island and working in a positive, supportive and constructive environment as we look to the future.” ​​

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