Jersey teachers to face large salary cut

Teachers in Jersey could face a salary cuts of up to £8,000 as part of new cost cutting measures.

According to a report from the BBC, newly qualified teachers in Jersey will now receive a salary of £25,000, down from £33,000.

The cuts come as part of plans to save £73 million a year by 2019, which also includes a £150 cut per child in subsidies to fee-paying schools.

Head of education, Justin Donovan, has said that teachers in subjects facing a shortfall could still earn more to ensure sufficient teachers are recruited, but Rob Ward from the National Union of Teachers (NUT) has criticised the plans, saying that it will put off potential teachers from coming to the island.

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