Ireland - Campaign for equal pay for younger teachers - October 31, 2016

Efforts to avoid the first of seven second-level school strikes going ahead from the last week of October 2016 will go to the wire after talks between the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland and Department of Education were suspended without any progress. The union’s 18,000 members are due to picket more than 500 second-level schools in a campaign for equal pay for younger teachers. However, schools could remain shut for weeks after the mid-term break when a separate industrial action will see ASTI members stop supervising students outside class times, or substituting for absent colleagues from 7 November 2016. Secondary school teachers in the TUI have been directed not to undertake any work normally done by ASTI members who are involved in industrial action.

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