€2k pay deal for newly qualified teachers
A new pay deal has been agreed for newly qualified teachers.
It will see increases of €2,000 a year for teachers at the start of their careers.
The increases will be phased in on January 1 2017 and January 1 2018.
The new pay scale will be linked to some reform measures.
Education Minister Richard Bruton and Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohue announced the deal today.
The increases will apply to teachers whose unions have signed up to the Lansdowne Road Agreement , which, at the moment does not include the ASTI.
Along with other pay restoration measures under the LRA , the deal will bring significant salary increases for young teachers by January 2018.
A teacher starting on € 31,800 this month will be on €32,800 in January 2017 as a result of today''s agreement.
In September 2017, the teacher will have a salary of of €34,600 and by January 2018 it will have risen to €37,000.
The Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO) said the deal represented significant progress in the campaign to restore austerity era pay cuts.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) said the settlement represented a very significant step in the right direction in addressing pay inequality.