Unless you haven't hear there is to be teachers strike on the 24th April over pay, and in particular starting pay levels.
BBC NEWS | Education | Teachers vote to hold pay strike
I find some of the arguments being used by the NUT as not very valid. Their argument is below.
And from The BBC News site they show this:Quote:
"Young teachers need to be treated fairly. Paying them at levels which are not competitive with those of other graduate professions and making them unable to take even their first step on the housing ladder will damage recruitment."
The thing is that the big companies offering those wages are probably large blue chip oragnisations, banks and engineering giants after the top 5% of skilled graduates. Not all graduates would expect to earn anything like that in their first few years and teachers pay rapidly increases to a good level after a few years anyway.Quote:
GRADUATE STARTING PAY
Big employers in the Association of Graduate Recruiters survey for 2008: £24,000
Teacher in England (outside London) and Wales, Sept. 2008: £20,627
London Inner/Outer/Fringe teacher: £25,000/£24,000/£21,619
Teacher in Scotland, April 2008: £20,427
Are the teachers right to demand more money?