Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 24/05/2013. Tags: Teachers News
Teacher leaders have reaffirmed their rejection of the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) proposals.
According to the Association of Secondary Teachers
Ireland (ASTI) and the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI), the Public Services Stability Agreement 2013-2016 - or the Haddington Road Agreement - does not represent a sufficient enough change from the LRC proposals first tabled.
The ASTI Standing Committee revealed a member vote saw 84 per cent rejecting the Croke Park II Proposals, while 87 per cent voted in favour of taking industrial action should their pay be cut or their working conditions worsened.
Likewise, 86 per cent of TUI members rejected the original proposals and 84 per cent supported industrial action.
Pat King, general secretary of the ASTI, said certain aspects of the Haddington Road Agreement - namely pay cuts and the removal of payment for supervision and substitution work - remain the primary reasons behind the rejection of the deal, while TUI general secretary John MacGabhann cited the failure of the plans to allay worries about workloads.
Written by Donal Walsh
Press Release by ASTI 24th May 2013
ASTI and TUI respond to media reports on Haddington Road Agreement
Responding to media reports today, the ASTI and TUI wish to state that the position of the two unions in relation to the Haddington Road Agreement is as follows:
The ASTI and TUI do not believe there is sufficient improvement and sufficient clarification in the Haddington Road Agreement for it to constitute a final offer.
When these matters are addressed ASTI and TUI members will be consulted.
The ASTI and TUI believe it is still possible to conclude an agreement and we note that this is provided for in the Bill published by the Government.
The ASTI and TUI will continue to work together to represent the interests of teachers and lecturers.
Press Statement Released 21 June 2013 by ASTI
Teacher unions make decision on Haddington Road Ballot
The ASTI Standing Committee and TUI Executive have decided that their members should be balloted on the Haddington Road Proposals.
At a joint meeting held in Dublin today, the two unions reiterated the view that the Haddington Road Proposals are a further unfair imposition on the teaching and lecturing professions which have already suffered significant cuts in pay and increased workload.
The unions also voiced their opposition to the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2013.
The ASTI Standing Committee is to refer todays decision to its Central Executive Council which will meet in August. The TUI Executive will also meet in August.