ATL Cymru notes that the Silk Commission report advocates the devolution of teachers' pay and conditions. Commenting on this recommendation, Dr. Philip Dixon, Director of ATL Cymru, said: 'The vast majority of teachers have been consistently opposed to the devolution of pay and conditions fearing, as with every other aspect of education funding in Wales, that they would be short changed by such a move. So, initially the Silk Commission's recommendation would be very unpopular. Having said that moves by the Secretary of State in Westminster aimed at breaking up a national pay structure completely would be even more unwelcome. One thing is sure, if teachers in Wales are not adequately rewarded we will see the same brain drain from schools that we have seen elsewhere in the Welsh economy. This whole area is one that we should approach with extreme caution and careful argument.'