As reported in the last edition of Comhnasc, the INTO has reached agreement with the Departments of Education and Public Expenditure & Reform on several outstanding pay claims, the most significant being an increase in allowances paid to principals and deputy principals. This increase will also be reflected in an increase in the pensions of all retired principals and deputy principals. The structure of the increase is quite complex as it is not a flat rate increase, but a variable allowance determined by the number of teachers in a particular school.

The increase was included in the pension payment of 4 August last. This payment also included retrospective payment to 1 February 2022 which was the implementation date agreed in the Building Momentum pay deal.