The Government has signalled it will abolish the two-tier public service pay structure which has seen thousands of recently recruited gardaí, teachers(...)

The backdrop to potential industrial conflict in schools is that the ASTI and the TUI rejected the new Lansdowne Road agreement on public service pay

The next few weeks will be critical if potentially serious industrial action by teachers and the closure of schools next autumn is to be avoided. Tal(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan says the planned strikes will damage students’ interests. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Plans by second level teachers to hold strikes in the autumn in protest at proposed reforms to the Junior Certificate are unwarranted and will damage(...)

Jan O’Sullivan: “inappropriate for her to engage while a new government is being formed”

Schools may face widespread industrial action next autumn if teachers with the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) propose next month to stop working add(...)

ASTI general secretary Pat King has  predicted the next government, with a four- or five-year mandate, would feel confident enough to face down second level teachers - a move which could see closures of schools next autumn in the wake of strikes or lockouts. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Last week, as expected, members of the ASTI, voted strongly - albeit on a low turnout - to reject the Lansdowne Road agreement on public service pay. (...)

The TUI has said the Lansdowne Road agreement on public service pay restoration, which its members overwhelmingly rejected earlier this week, “failed to address critical issues that are swamping the education system”.

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) is to ballot its members at second and third level for strike action as part of a campaign against “discriminator(...)

The decision by members of the ASTI and TUI to reject the Lansdowne Road agreement will have little real effect on the accord itself. However, it cou(...)

The financial emergency legislation published by Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin will allow the Government to pay – and to withhold – payments to teachers for supervision and substitution duties. Photograph: Eric Luke

Second-level teachers could lose out on thousands of euro in incremental pay rises and lump sum payments if their trade unions walk away from the new(...)

Kieran Christie: incoming ASTI general secretary

Recriminations continue within the ASTI over the rejected ballot for junior cycle reform. It’s not the finest hour for the 180-member central execu(...)

The second vote is aimed at closing off a doubt surrounding the legality of the ASTI/TUI industrial action

Secondary teachers receiving their Junior Cycle ballot papers this week are facing not one but two questions to vote on. The first is whether t(...)