1,000 primary teachers out of work due to cutbacks, says INTO


More than 1,000 qualified primary teachers are without work due to education cutbacks, according to the INTO.

Yesterday, more than 100 unemployed primary teachers attended a specially convened meeting in Dublin organised by the union. The meeting was the first of a series throughout the country for teachers without work.

Addressing the meeting Sheila Nunan, general secretary of the INTO, gave details of the union’s recent directive to all 32,000 members not to work with unqualified people employed in a teaching capacity in a primary school. She said the directive was aimed at maximising the employment chances of new teachers.