Causeway Chronicle

Increased pay offer for lecturers welcomed

An increased pay offer has been made to further education lecturers.

The Economy Minister, Conor Murphy, said: “Further education lecturers are vital to providing the skills that grow our economy. I am therefore pleased to facilitate this pay offer as a first step towards parity with teachers.” 

The Department for the Economy has worked within its available budget to provide further education colleges with a revised funding envelope which enables them to make an improved offer for staff. The pay offer includes an increase in starting salary for lecturers from £24,496 to £30,000, and an 8.4% pay increase plus £1,000 to be added to all other lecturers’ pay points for 2023/24.

Industrial action has created a risk that the issuing of qualifications could be delayed for many students this academic year. The Minister added: “I hope this pay offer means that these important qualifications can be awarded promptly.”

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