Ireland -Teachers under pressure finally accept pay deal -December 19, 2013

Teachers in up to 30 schools faced losing their jobs next year if their union rejected the Haddington Road pay and productivity deal again. The Department of Education circulated a list of schools where teachers were at risk of redundancy if their union, the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI), did not sign up to the agreement. It covered up to 48 teaching posts in 29 named schools where ASTI has members. It would be the first time that compulsory redundancies would be imposed, not only on teachers, but among permanent and pensionable staff in the public service. The government believed that up to 550 schools where the Asti is either the dominant union or has a significant presence could have been affected by any escalated industrial action. Therefore, the outcome of the ballot by a margin of 57% for and 43% against was a relief for the government; as a result all public service groups have now signed up to the accord.

English: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/asti-ballot-result-a-relief ...

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/strike-threat-removed ...  

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/teachers-could-be-first-public-servants-to-lose ...

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/teachers-union-warns ...  

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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