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ASTI rejects Croke Park II deal


Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 17/04/2013. ASTI rejects Croke Park II dealTags: Teachers News

The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has voted to reject the proposals of the Croke Park II deal.

According to the body, this stance reflects the deep anger felt by teachers across Ireland at what they see as an unfair agreement.

The association - which is a second level teachers union established in 1909 that represents more than 18,000 teachers - voted against the deal with a majority of 85 per cent and general secretary of the group Pat King explained the voting shows that teachers do not want public sector workers to be singled out for any more unfair treatment.

Mr King noted the Croke Park agreement has already resulted in teachers taking considerable pay cuts, while they have also made a significant contribution to savings in education.

He added: "New teachers have been subjected to an inferior pay scale while schools have been stripped of vital funding and staffing resources."

Written by Donal Walsh
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