Thursday 19 October 2017

ASTI leadership recommends 'no' vote in Lansdowne Road agreement

Teachers the ASTI convention in Killarney, Co Kerry
Teachers the ASTI convention in Killarney, Co Kerry
Katherine Donnelly

Katherine Donnelly

The leadership of a second teachers’ union is seeking rejection of the Lansdowne Road pay agreement.

The powerful, 23-member Standing  Committee of the Association  of  Secondary Teachers’ Ireland (ASTI) is recommending a  “no” vote in a ballot of members, expected to take place in the autumn

The decision, taken at a meeting of the Standing Committee today, will be considered by the ASTI 180-member  executive in late Augusts/early September, which  will take a final decision on the recommendation to be put to members.

The other union representing  teachers at second-level, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI), is recommending rejection of the  deal, while the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) is urging a “yes” vote.

The  Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT)  will take a decision on its position  when its executive council meets in July.

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