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Teachers to lose supervision and substitution pay?


Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 22/02/2013. Teachers to lose supervision and substitution pay?Tags: Teachers News

A proposed new pay deal could see teachers in Ireland losing their supervision and substitution pay.

Government plans unveiled during talks on a new Croke Park deal have shown college lecturers stand to lose nine million euros a year in allowances for correcting exams - although efforts to reach a compromise are now underway, the Irish Independent reports.

Sources with knowledge on the matter explained this new direction could see teachers on short-term contracts or minimum hours still receiving payments.

According to the insiders, such an approach is preferable for education unions, as opposed to the working week or the school year being lengthened.

Lecturers could also stand to miss out on legacy payments - which are given to those who carry out additional duties - as part of the plans, while pay cuts could be forced on university teachers as the government targets the salaries of all public servants on high wages.

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(28-02-2013 08:07)


ASTI Standing Committee expresses deep anger that teachers are being targeted again

The AST Standing Committee met this afternoon to consider the Labour Relations Commissions proposals.

Standing Committee expressed its deep anger at proposals to further worsen the pay and working conditions of teachers. It said that all second-level teachers have taken a pay cut of 14% (pay cut and pension levy). New teachers have been subjected to an inferior pay scale. As part of the Croke Park deal teachers are delivering extra hours, additional supervision and substitution, and hundreds of second-level teachers have been redeployed. This has happened at a time when schools are being stripped of vital funding and staffing resources.

Standing Committee has confirmed its intention to conduct a ballot of ASTI members on the LRC proposals.

A decision on a recommendation will be taken by Standing Committee next week.

In the meantime, the ASTI is seeking clarification in relation to certain aspects of the LRC proposals.

Issued by Gemma Tuffy, ASTI Communications Officer 27th Feb 2013

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