Wednesday 26 October 2016

ASTI leadership recommends 'no' vote in Lansdowne Road agreement

Published 23/06/2015 | 15:46

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

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

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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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