ASTI stands firm for Lesser Paid Teachers

At the ASTI Convention in Killarney, delegates voted to continue the union’s campaign of industrial action in support of the principle of “equal pay for equal work” and acceptable reform of the Junior Cycle.

ASTI  stands firm for Lesser Paid Teachers

Mark Walshe Although they stopped short of backing strike action, delegates overwhelmingly backed a protest at the Dáil on the first day of the upcoming public sector talks on a successor to the Lansdowne Road Agreement. TUI and INTO members will be invited to the protest. Delegates also backed a motion to ballot for strike […]

Lesser Paid Teachers Fight For Equal Pay

Since January 2011, any teacher starting to teach for the first time in the Irish education system is paid based one of two new inferior salary scales. As a result, a teacher entering the profession this coming September stands to lose at least €240,000 over a forty-year teaching career!

Lesser Paid Teachers Fight For Equal Pay

Since January 2011, any teacher starting to teach for the first time in the Irish education system is paid based one of two new inferior salary scales. As a result, a teacher entering the profession this coming September stands to lose at least €240,000 over a forty-year teaching career! Originally dubbed ‘new entrants’ or Newly […]

Lansdowne Road – another straightjacket for workers

Not long after the crisis hit in 2008, the Government introduced the “Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act” or ‘FEMPI’ (“FEM-pee”). When the Act was amended in the Dáil in 2013 to enable the Government to unilaterally cut the pay of public sector workers, Richard Boyd Barrett TD attempted to have it renamed the FEMBI Act, i.e. Financial Emergency Measures in the BANKERS’ Interest Act — to more accurately reflect in whose interest the legislation was really being introduced.

Lansdowne Road – another straightjacket for workers

Mark Walshe, ASTI Fightback Not long after the crisis hit in 2008, the Government introduced the “Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act” or ‘FEMPI’ (“FEM-pee”). When the Act was amended in the Dáil in 2013 to enable the Government to unilaterally cut the pay of public sector workers, Richard Boyd Barrett TD attempted […]