Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 31/10/2018. Tags: Teachers
Statement below from INTO on rection of Pay Deal
As you will be aware, INTO balloted our membership on the proposed agreement on new entrant pay negotiated with Government.
Following a motion at INTO’s Easter Congress 2018, the trade union entered into negotiations with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on issues pertaining to the pay scale for post-2011 entrants to the profession. The talks took place in the context of a March 2018 report on salary scales which established that such talks would focus on the length of the scale and excluded discussions on initial placement on the scale and the payment of allowances. The outcome of this process was put to the entire membership of the INTO by way of a ballot.
Following a count of all completed ballots received today, INTO members have voted to reject this proposal by a margin of 53% to 47%. Turnout in the ballot was at 55%.
Today’s vote demonstrates the commitment of our membership to secure full equality and to reject anything less. The proposed agreement left several new entrant cohorts from 2011 onwards paid less than their colleagues and the membership has sought to stand in unity with their colleagues in demanding full restoration.
The INTO’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) will meet next week to carefully consider the result and a forthcoming ballot on industrial action.Source