§ Mr. Richards
Comparisons between school teacher and lecturer salary increases are not meaningful. Teachers' salaries flow from recommendations of the School Teachers' Review Body. The salaries of lecturers result from negotiations between employers and employee representatives. In recent years the salary movement of both groups has had to take account of Government policy for pay in the public sector. Between April 1979 and April 1994 the average salary of a teacher rose by 60 per cent. in real terms as measured by the new earnings survey. In the same period the average salary of a university academic rose by 27 per cent. in real terms as measured by the new earnings survey.