Monday 26 September 2016

Primary teachers accept Lansdowne Road pay deal

Published 03/07/2015 | 02:30

Primary school teachers have voted 65-35 in favour of the Lansdowne Road Agreement on restoring public sector pay
Primary school teachers have voted 65-35 in favour of the Lansdowne Road Agreement on restoring public sector pay

Primary school teachers have voted 65-35 in favour of the Lansdowne Road Agreement on restoring public sector pay.

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The Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO) is the first of the public service unions to conclude a ballot on the deal.

The INTO executive recommended acceptance of the proposals "in order to begin to recover income that had been lost through pay cuts and the public service pension levy".

Teacher unions are divided on the agreement.

At second level, the Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI) is recommending a No vote, while the powerful, 23-member Standing Committee of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has urged its executive committee to recommend rejection when it considers the matter in August.

Irish Independent

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