Wednesday 28 June 2017

Department confirms teachers will be off payroll if they refuse to do supervision and substitution duties

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Katherine Donnelly

Katherine Donnelly

Second-level teachers will be off the payroll from Monday November 7, if they refuse to do supervision and substitution duties, the Department of Education has confirmed.

Members of the Association of Secondary Teachers’ Ireland (ASTI) will lose a day’s salary  today as a result of the  one-day strike that is closing more than 500 second-level schools

And , the Department of Education has  issued a circular to schools stating they  that teachers will not be paid after November 7, if they do not confirm that they are available for supervision and substitution work.

The circular explains that teachers will have to complete  a form and return it to the principal confirming their availability for the full range of duties, including supervision and substitution

There is a still  a lot of confusion about exactly  how many, and what schools will be forced to close if the ASTI dispute is not resolved by then.

But, it is expected that at least 500 schools are at risk  of  not re-opening  on Monday,  November 7 .

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