Government to consider sanctions for striking teachers

Home-help staff may stage separate strike a day before election to push for pay restoration

The Government has previously imposed financial penalties on the ASTI as they were considered to have ‘repudiated’ a public service agreement by taking industrial action.

The Government has previously imposed financial penalties on the ASTI as they were considered to have ‘repudiated’ a public service agreement by taking industrial action.

The Department of Public Expenditure has said it will consider “in due course” whether thousands of teachers who are scheduled to go on strike next month will face financial penalties.

About 19,000 members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) are to stage a one-day stoppage on February 4th, which is likely to lead to the closure of hundreds of second-level schools.

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