Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 22/02/2013. 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.
Written by Donal Walsh