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Kirsty Williams AM, Minister for Education

First published:
4 March 2019
Last updated:

This was published under the 2016 to 2021 administration of the Welsh Government

I recently announced the appointment of the Chair and members of the Independent Welsh Pay Review Body (IWPRB). The IWPRB will be instrumental in the new process for determining teachers’ pay and conditions in Wales and will make recommendations to the Welsh Government on changes to pay and conditions from now on.

I believe that it is vitally important that the new IWPRB be provided with an independent secretariat support to carry out their functions and, therefore, I am pleased to announce that the Education Workforce Council has been appointed as Secretariat for the IWPRB.

I am confident that EWC can provide the breadth and range of knowledge, skills and aptitudes to undertake this role, and am confident in the professionalism and independence of EWC, which will be recognised by all key stakeholders across the education sector in Wales.