Thursday 27 April 2017

ASTI members urged to reject pay deal in January ballot

Any prospect for an early settlement in the disputes involving secondary teachers was dashed today when ASTI leaders decided to urge members to reject latest proposals on pay and conditions and junior cycle reform. (Stock picture)
Any prospect for an early settlement in the disputes involving secondary teachers was dashed today when ASTI leaders decided to urge members to reject latest proposals on pay and conditions and junior cycle reform. (Stock picture)
Katherine Donnelly

Katherine Donnelly

Any prospect for an early settlement in the disputes involving secondary teachers was dashed today when ASTI leaders decided to urge members to reject latest proposals on pay and conditions and junior cycle reform.

A ballot  will be held in January , with a recommendation to members to  vote “no”, the 180-member central executive committee of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) decided

The union will continue to defer its industrial action pending the ballot result, but a “no” vote would raise the possibility of a return to school closures in the Spring.

Today’s decisions means the uncertainty continues for third year students , taught by ASTI teachers,  who are at risk of losing 10pc  of the marks in their English exam this year because of the union’s lack of co-operation with junior cycle reforms.

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