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Education minister defends Manx teachers' pay

Insists Island teachers aren't worse off than those in UK

The education minister believes pay for Manx teachers is on a par with those in the UK.

Teachers union NASUWT has asked the Manx Industrial Relations Service to review the latest pay offer for its members, claiming it leaves them 20% worse off than those working in English schools, and 30% down compared to a decade ago.

Pay for teachers on the Island is set by a UK body.

Graham Cregeen insists the higher cost of living is offset by other circumstances:

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