Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 16/11/2013. Tags: Education And Politics Teachers
Statement below issued by ASTI this evening 16th November
"ASTI members are to be balloted on new Haddington Road proposals following a meeting of the union’s Central Executive Council today.
The 180-member Executive body also voted to put the proposals to a ballot of union members with a recommendation that members reject the proposals.
While the new proposals contain a number of changes and new commitments in relation to teachers and education, members of the Central Executive Council expressed the view that second-level teachers all over the country are exasperated by the ongoing damage to second-level education and the teaching profession due to Budget cuts and austerity measures. The view of the Central Executive Central is that the changes which emerged from the recent talks are not acceptable. The ballot will take place over the coming weeks."