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University And Polytechnic Teachers (Pay)

Volume 890: debated on Monday 21 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of Education and Science what have been the percentage increases in remuneration given to teachers at universities and polytechnics over the last five years.

The percentage increases between 1969 and 1974 in universities teachers' salaries were as follows:Separately identified from those for all teachers in further education.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the effect of the social contract guidelines on the current wage negotiations affecting university teachers; and what proposals have been made for an increase in remuneration prior to October 1975.

The TUC guidelines provide that a 12-monthly interval between major increases should in general apply. Proposals for an 18 per cent. increase in university teachers' salaries to operate from 1st October 1974 were made on 22nd January last.