Gerry Quinn, TUI president and Philip Irwin, ASTI president have issued a joint statement to members urging them to “hold firm” at this “critical” stage of junior cycle reform talks. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The leaders of the two unions representing secondary teachers have urged members to “hold firm” in their industrial action over junior cycle reforms.I(...)

MInister for Education Jan O Sullivan: Urged INTO delegates to be realistic on pay demands and  was not invited to address ASTI delegates. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Teachers have responded with a flurry of demands to calls by the Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan for realism in the forthcoming public service p(...)

Second-level teachers have already staged two days of strike action in protest at the Governent’s proposed changes to the junior cycle

The dispute over the Government’s junior cycle reform will continue into next year if the Minister for Education persists in her intention to move ahe(...)

Claire Grant of the Asti and Jimmy Kelly of the TUI at Newpark Comprehensive,  Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin, during a work stoppage in January. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Secondary school teachers are threatening further strike action over plans to reform of the Junior Cycle, predicting the industrial relations dispute (...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has signalled a willingness to make further concessions to teacher unions in talks today to avert a third strike date.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has signalled a willingness to make further concessions to teacher unions in talks today to avert a third strik(...)

Jim O’Neill of ASTI joined other secondary school picketing teachers at St David’s CBS Artane, Dublin, on Thursday morning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times 2:33

Secondary teacher unions are to re-enter talks next week with Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan to see whether compromise can be reache(...)

Members of the TUI and the ASTI picketing Rosmini Community College on Grace Park Road, Dublin, during the last teachers’ strike earlier this month. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The  Irish Times.

Secondary school teachers are to hold a second day of strike action over the reform of the junior cycle on Thursday, January 22nd.More than 730 second(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The two unions representing secondary teachers are to meet next week to decide the date for a second one-day strike in January.As their dispute with(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan said s he had already moved considerably on the junior cycle plan but ‘but negotiation involves movement from both sides’. File Photograph: Aidan Crawley

School principals have been told by teacher unions to close secondary schools in their entirety next Tuesday when the first of two one-day strikes tak(...)

ASTI president Philip Irwin said teachers’ key objectives around junior cycle reform have not yet been addressed, and with all avenues exhausted, they have no option but to escalate industrial action.

Secondary teachers have been urged to call off industrial action scheduled to take place in December and January.Delegates at the annual conference of(...)