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Hourly rate for some teachers only 10 per cent more than the minimum wage.

Hourly rate for some teachers only 10 per cent more than the minimum wage.

Some newly qualified teachers are working a 54-hour week – putting them on an hourly rate that is only 10 per cent more than the minimum wage, the NEU teaching union said this morning.

The union will debate a motion on fair pay for teachers at its annual conference in Liverpool next week.

At a pre-conference briefing in central London this morning, joint general secretary Kevin Courtney said some teachers in London couldn't afford new clothes and were turning to charity shops.

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