SALARY INCREASES In 2017, teachers will receive a 2.3% increase, followed by 2.5% increases in 2018, 2019 and 2020. The Union considers that the increase in wages is a good result for members of the current economic environment where inflation is low. REFUND The 2.3% salary increase will start at the beginning of the first salary period after February 1, 2017. In clause 5(d) on p9, teachers MEA expressly provides that the difference between the 2017 MEA rate and the rate actually received by the teacher during that period (i.e. the additional payment) must be paid as soon as possible after the start of the new MEA. HOLIDAYS/PERSONAL TUTORS The new personal/supervisory leave schemes for teachers will start in early 2017, including a one-off credit of 15 days of leave and a progressive charge of 15 days per year, without limitation (see clause 18.2 and 18.3 of the MEA for transitional provisions). . . .