Newly qualified teachers will also be joining the protest. They are “demanding equal pay for equal work,” the unions said in a joint statement. Their salaries are a fifth less than the starting salary of colleagues, it said. Most newly qualified teachers are unable to find work and will spend the next few year subbing, the statement said.
Teachers will also protest about cuts. Following four years of cuts and with the Budget looming teachers want to “express their concerns and fears for the children and young people in their classrooms,” the statement added
Presidents of the unions will address the rally.