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The ASTI is not involved in the strike but has issued new guidance to members on what to do during the stoppage. File photograph: Getty

The scale of school closures on February 4th next is set to be greater than anticipated after the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland (ASTI) (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: it would be “regrettable” if teachers went ahead with the strike.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

Hundreds of secondary schools as well as further education centres and institutes of technology are set to shut on Tuesday, February 4th, when thousan(...)

Teachers’ Union of Ireland: Two-tier pay structure has seen service to students damaged. File photograph: The Irish Times

Up to 1,100 second-level schools, institutes of technology, technological universities and centres of further education may have to close on February (...)

TUI members during a demonstration in 2016. Industrial action is likely to rear its head again this year. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Industrial strife resumes After a couple of years of industrial peace, the prospect of disruption looms. Two-tier pay rates introduced in 2011 put “(...)

Secondary school managers have warned the Department of Education that time-tabling meetings during class time will lead to a ‘staggering’ loss of teaching hours. Photograph: iStock

Thousands of secondary school students are losing out on tuition time due to an escalating dispute over whether teachers’ professional collaboration m(...)

TUI general secretary John MacGabhann (right) on a teachers’ protest outside Greenhills College in Dublin in 2018. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) is facing a bill of almost €280,000 in compensation to a rival union over allegations that it had “poached” abou(...)

The union said that 93 per cent of members had voted in favour for directing its members to only attend meetings which were in compliance with the agreed arrangements. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The country’s biggest secondary teachers’ union is likely to direct its members to only only attend meetings relating to junior cycle reforms which ar(...)

“Parents and schools pay a lot of attention to feeder school lists, and therefore they are massively important.” Photograph: iStock

“Misleading” and “unidimensional” or “hugely popular with parents” and “radical and left wing”? As ever, the publication of today’s feeder school lis(...)

The union represents about 19,000 members in second level schools, colleges of further and adult education and Institutes of Technology/Technological Universities.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Teachers are to stage a one-day strike in February in a significant escalation of the long-running campaign to end the two-tier pay system in schools.(...)

‘The evidence shows teachers are going abroad or doing other work.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The number of retired teachers returning to schools to help deal with teacher shortages rose by a fifth (21 per cent) last year to 1,626. Data releas(...)

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