Councillor Ian Roberts (Flintshire), WLGA Education Spokesperson said:
“Teachers play an integral role in our communities in educating, supporting, and nurturing our young people. It is vital that any pay award is balanced between rewarding teachers’ hard work and affordability. Council budgets are already under severe pressure due to rocketing inflation and soaring energy bills.
“Local government is committed to working closely in social partnership with the Welsh Government and the unions to resolve this dispute, and to minimise disruption to education provision.”