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Teachers' Pay In Wales

EDM number 1581 in 2017-19, proposed by Jonathan Edwards on 05/09/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Pay and Teachers.

That this House cautiously welcomes the long over-due pay rise of 3.5 per cent for teachers and other public sector workers, many of whom have faced real-term cuts to their wages in recent years; notes, however, that teachers in Wales are concerned as to whether the pay rise applies to them; further notes that schools and local authorities in Wales are anxious about who will be expected to fund this increase, at a time of shrinking school and local government budgets; raises deep concern over the pressure an uplift in teachers' salary will put on schools' budgets if no extra funding is granted by HM Treasury; points out that an unintended consequence of the salary uplift could mean fewer teachers if no extra cash is provided; understands that the 3.5 per cent pay rise for teachers will cover teachers in Wales but no information has been provided regarding how this will be funded; acknowledges that the proposed funding stream is further complicated by the fact that the Welsh Government will have the power to set pay and conditions for teachers in Wales from September 2019; believes that it is HM Treasury's responsibility, while teachers' pay is reserved, to provide the additional funding necessary to realise the pay rise; and calls on the Government to take action urgently and provide certainty to the education sector in Wales.

This motion has been signed by a total of 15 MPs.

Jonathan Edwards05/09/2018Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruProposed
Ben Lake05/09/2018CeredigionPlaid CymruSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts05/09/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Hywel Williams05/09/2018ArfonPlaid CymruSeconded
Tonia Antoniazzi06/09/2018GowerLabourSeconded
Chris Stephens06/09/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Norman Lamb11/09/2018North NorfolkLiberal DemocratSigned
Layla Moran11/09/2018Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Thomas Tugendhat11/09/2018Tonbridge and MallingConservativeSigned
Tom Brake11/09/2018Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Anna McMorrin12/09/2018Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Alistair Carmichael09/10/2018Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Tim Farron09/10/2018Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Jo Swinson09/10/2018East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Clwyd09/10/2018Cynon ValleyLabourSigned

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