Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 24/05/2013. Tags: Teachers News
Teacher leaders have reaffirmed their rejection of the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) proposals.
According to the Association of Secondary Teachers
Ireland (ASTI) and the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI), the Public Services Stability Agreement 2013-2016 - or the Haddington Road Agreement - does not represent a sufficient enough change from the LRC proposals first tabled.
The ASTI Standing Committee revealed a member vote saw 84 per cent rejecting the Croke Park II Proposals, while 87 per cent voted in favour of taking industrial action should their pay be cut or their working conditions worsened.
Likewise, 86 per cent of TUI members rejected the original proposals and 84 per cent supported industrial action.
Pat King, general secretary of the ASTI, said certain aspects of the Haddington Road Agreement - namely pay cuts and the removal of payment for supervision and substitution work - remain the primary reasons behind the rejection of the deal, while TUI general secretary John MacGabhann cited the failure of the plans to allay worries about workloads.
Written by Donal Walsh