Teachers' pay: The figures
Reference is made to the letter penned by Joe Falzon, entitled Teachers' Salaries: The Myth And The Fact (February 1). For the information of readers, teachers are on salary scale 8 within government service. The table below shows how the average teachers' salaries and allowances increased over the last six years. Obviously, as every other employee, teachers too are liable to pay NI contributions and income tax and probably this is where the difference shown in this table and what Mr Falzon claims in his letter, is going.