Tuesday 12 December 2017

ASTI leadership must realise the war is over

The ASTI leadership needs to set out to their members where they are going with this dispute (Stock picture)
The ASTI leadership needs to set out to their members where they are going with this dispute (Stock picture)

Hiroo Onoda is viewed as the last Japanese soldier to surrender after World War II. The Imperial Japanese Army officer spent 29 years holding out in the Philippines, until his former commander travelled from Japan to personally issue orders relieving him from duty in 1974.

Presumably, the ASTI leadership takes some inspiration from Onoda's actions. The war is over but the secondary school teacher's union just hasn't realised it yet.

The latest development in the ongoing dispute over pay and Junior Cycle reform is a rejection of the latest proposals.

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