• The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has complained that new secondary school teachers are starting off on a €27,000 salary.
Plenty of new graduates with a professional degree working in the private sector now begin on a salary of €25,000--€30,000.
This is an all inclusive payment for a week's work, an on-call rota without time-off in lieu, standard 20 days' holidays per year, no maternity or leave benefits, no pension and no three months off in the summer.
Wake up and get real.
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