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