More than half of teachers in England 'have not received pay rise due to them'

More than half of teachers in England have not received the 1% pay rise they are due this year, a new study has revealed.

A survey of 7,000 members of the NASUWT union showed "disturbing" evidence of teachers being denied wage entitlements.

Around 57% said they have not received or had confirmed the 1% pay rise, while of those eligible for pay progression, half had either been refused or no decision had been made by their school.

Chris Keates, the union's general secretary, said: "It is unacceptable that a large number of teachers are not getting their pay award or face the uncertainty of not being given a decision over their pay.

"There is also a disturbing picture of teachers being refused the pay progression to which they are entitled.

"The Government's introduction of excessive pay flexibilities and discretions for schools have led to pay chaos and uncertainty akin to the Wild West.

"It is unacceptable that over half of teachers have not received or even had confirmed that they will receive the pay award which was due in September.

"When teachers are treated in this way, is it any wonder that there is a recruitment and retention crisis."

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