Union leaders sell rotten deal: 

Owen MacCormack writes: A majority of public sector unions have voted to accept a new public sector pay deal. However there remains significant opposition to the Government plan especially in teaching unions. The delay is a rotten one which does not address many core issues and copper fastens pay inequality and many of the austerity measures introduced in the last eight years.

Union leaders sell rotten deal: 

But teachers unions reject it. Support teachers fight for pay equality pic: Jack O’Connor , President of SIPTU and Chair of the Labour Party It is no accident that the leader who has done most, this year as in the past, to sell this rotten deal is Jack O’Connor, President of SIPTU and Chair of the […]

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 […]

Teachers’ Conferences: pay equality is key issue

The demand for equal pay for equal work has dominated all three teachers’ unions’ conferences. teachers’ unions’ conferences.

Teachers’ Conferences: pay equality is key issue

The education minister Richard Bruton  was met with a protest of hundreds of newly qualified teachers demanding  pay parity at the INTO conference while the TUI union has voted for industrial action by autumn if pay equality for new teachers is not delivered. The INTO election for President saw a radical candidate poll over 40% […]

Northern teachers fight back

Teachers across the North are standing up for fair pay. Thousands of teachers have participated in strike action since November – closing hundreds of schools and disrupting hundreds of others.

Northern teachers fight back

Teachers have every right to be furious as consecutive education ministers, first Sinn Fein’s John O’Dowd and now the DUP’s Peter Weir, have treated them with a lack of respect, dignity and fairness. Education minister, Peter Weir, claims there is no money for teachers and their schools, while his own party has been overseeing the […]

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 […]