Teachers protest over two-tier pay system in schools
Department estimates it would cost €200m to end two-tier pay structure that affects 60,000
A file image showing teachers from the INTO, ASTI and TUI protesting before a Government report on pay equalisation. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) staged lunchtime protests on Thursday to highlight the “continuing injustice of pay discrimination” involving staff hired since 2011.
Services for students were not affected by the protests, which took place outside schools, colleges and Institutes of Technology in which TUI members work.