Independent Welsh Pay Review Body: first report 2019
The first report regarding teacher’s pay in Wales has been published. The recommendations are listed below:
- We recommend that the statutory minimum of the MPR be increased by 5% and that the statutory maximum of the MPR be increased by 2.4%.
- We recommend that the statutory minimum and the statutory maximum of all other pay ranges (UPR, LGPR and unqualified teachers), and all allowances, be increased by 2.4%.
- We recommend that the current discretionary point 6a be removed, with those currently on 6a moving to the new statutory maximum of the MPR.
- We recommend that discretionary scale points M2-M5 on the MPR:
- be increased to remove the detrimental effect of the 1% differential relative to points M1 and M6 that was introduced through the implementation of the 2017 pay award; and
- be increased by a further 2.4%.
- We recommend that the discretionary scale points on all other pay ranges (UPR, LGPR and unqualified teachers) be increased by 2.4%.
- We recommend that revised pay scales incorporating recommendations R1-R5 (shown as Appendix B) be implemented by all local authorities and local authority maintained schools in Wales.
- We recommend that the pay scales at Appendix B should become statutory and published in the STPCD for Wales. Ideally this recommendation should be implemented for 2019 but, if not, there should be a commitment to do this for 2020 onwards.
- We recommend a fundamental review of teachers’ and leaders’ pay and conditions of service in Wales to support the education reform agenda.