Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 28/02/2011. Tags: Teachers News
from across Ireland are expected to attend a meeting in Galway to discuss potential changes to their pension plans later this week (March 2nd 2011).
Members of institutions such as the Irish National Teachers' Organisation, the ASTI and the Teachers' Union of Ireland are likely to want to participate in the event, which is scheduled to take place at 8pm local time in the Aras Moyola Theatre at the National University of Ireland.
The organisations have urged their members to attend, as it is "important" for them to actively show "clear opposition to changes that will result in a substantially poorer pension provision" for many of their colleagues.
"This is an attack on pension terms which must be resisted," the groups stated.
Meanwhile, the government recently revealed plans to build six new third-level colleges on four campus locations across the country, including the University of Limerick and the Cork Institute of Technology.
Written by Donal Walsh