Teachers' union ASTI rejects public service pay deal
THE ASTI has rejected the latest public service pay deal.
Members of the secondary teachers union voted 51.5pc-48.5 pc against the Public Services Stability Agreement (PSSA). The turnout was 64pc.
It means that all teacher unions have rejected the agreement.
However, they will benefit from all aspects of the deal, including a pay boost worth over 7pc through pay rises and the easing of the pension levy, as long as they don’t take industrial action, and there is no immediate threat of that.
The main bone of contention among the teacher unions is the PSSA’s failure to end two-tier pay scales.
Talks have opened between public sector unions and Government officials on the issue of new entrants’ pay.
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