Schools face losing hundreds of teaching posts due to dispute

Department puts ASTI under pressure over junior cycle meetings

The ASTI central executive meeting in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The ASTI central executive meeting in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Secondary schools face losing teaching posts if teachers continue to hold professional collaboration meetings during normal tuition hours, the Department of Education has warned.

In addition, thousands of these teachers face the prospect of working up to eight hours longer over the school year to make up for lost tuition time.

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