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Unions won't discuss future pay while dispute is ongoing

Five unions write to DESC chief executive

The five unions representing Manx teachers say they won't engage in talks with the Department of Education, Sport and Culture while a pay dispute is ongoing.

The department invited members from the five organisations to meetings later this month to set up a working group looking at future pay.

However, three of the unions are currently involved in disputes with the DESC.

In a joint letter sent to Department CEO Ronald Barr, the unions say they're not in a position to engage in the process until the dispute is resolved, but are open to the concept in the future.

Speaking on Mandate earlier today, DESC member Lawrie Hooper MHK stressed the importance of making sure all voices are heard:

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