Teacher's Pay Claim


Sir, - I was delighted to read David Begg's recognition of the teaching profession in the area of development education (December 8th). I am left to wonder where are the other organisations that depend on teachers to promote their interests. I refer to the GAA, the FAI, the IRFU, Trocaire, Bord na Gaeilge and Gael Linn, to name a few.

I am curious about the silence of the many organisations in the private sector who are eager to sponsor teams and competitions when times are good and yet appear to be mugged by their collective amnesia when it comes to recognising the unique contribution of teachers currently involved in a just campaign for a decent wage. Is this Ireland's version of the story of the ten lepers? Where are the other nine? - Yours, etc.,

Sean Quigley (ASTI), St Alphonsus Road, Dundalk.