Will the teaching unions align against the Government?

Two-tier pay the sticking point as ASTI joins dissenters, but strikes are unlikely for now

An ASTI protest outside Leinster House in 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke

An ASTI protest outside Leinster House in 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke

The ASTI ballot result means all three main teaching unions have now voted to reject the new public service pay agreement, potentially leaving the door open to the establishment of a united front against the Government.

Members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland and the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation had previously voted to oppose the accord.

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