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ASTI members to withdraw from Croke Park hours

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 28/06/2016. ASTI members to withdraw from Croke Park hours Tags: Teachers Education And Politics

ASTI Standing Committee today decided to accept an invitation from the Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton to discuss “issues of concern” to the Union and the Minister.

“Teachers have experienced a significant deterioration in their working conditions in recent years,” said ASTI President Máire G. Ní Chiarba. “Young and newly qualified teachers have been disproportionately affected due to the introduction of new pay scales and new pension arrangements. Many of these teachers are unable to obtain secure employment and do not earn a full salary.”

Following today’s meeting of ASTI Standing Committee a directive will issue to ASTI members to withdraw from the Croke Park hours. The decision follows a ballot of ASTI members in which 68% of members voted to withdraw from the hours.

The ASTI believes the Croke Park hours are unproductive and impact negatively on teaching.

The ASTI represents more than 17,500 second-level teachers.

Source: ASTI Press Release


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