Hopes of breakthrough in ASTI dispute after talks
AN end is in sight to the dispute involving the Associaton of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) after talks in the Department of Education.
Proposals emerged covering a range of issues raised by the union after they rejected the Haddington Roade Agreemtn on pay and productivity.
A key change will allow for opt out of supervsion and substition work - but the trade off will be a pay cut.
The proposals also include the setting up of working party on the issue of Junior Cert reform.
There are also commitments in relation to filling posts of repsonsibility and on the use of the 33 extra working hours a year conceded in previous Croke Park deal.
The union's powerful Standing Committee is recommending that the proposals go to ballot
The final decison on putting it out to ballot will be taken by the ASTI executive committee at a meeting on Saturday.