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There has been friction for some time between the ASTI and the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) over representation rights. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The second level teaching union, ASTI, has warned of potential legal action against the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) in a dispute over “spher(...)

Delegates at the ASTI conference voted by 281 to 70 to back a joint motion with other teaching unions mandating a ballot on strike action if the Government did not agree to schedule by the end of the current school year vaccination on a priority basis for teachers. File photograph: Alan Betson

A teacher who caught Covid-19 last year has told of how he “could not breathe” three minutes into a walk this week. Eugene Grace, an ASTI delegate fr(...)

Delegates backed calls for negotiations with the Government for the restoration of the pension scheme for all teachers that was in place up to 2004. File photograph: iStock

Second-level teachers are to seek access for all to a more generous pension scheme that was in place nearly 20 years ago. Delegates at the annual con(...)

The general secretary of the ASTI says: ‘The system must be provided with the additional funding, resources and staffing to support young people in education recovery.’ Photograph: iStock

There can be no cutbacks introduced by Government when the current Covid-19 pandemic is over, second level teachers have insisted. The general secret(...)

The conference heard that many student teachers also take on part-time jobs. File photograph: iStock

Student teachers should be paid by the Government for work carried out during their training period in schools, the second-level teaching union, ASTI,(...)

John Conneely said that for  syllabus design to conform to international best practice it should contain considerable detail on areas such as the topics to be studied. File photograph: iStock

Second-level teachers have expressed concern at the level of guidance they have received about teaching aspects of a revised senior-cycle curriculum a(...)

The ASTI leadership had urged members to reject the proposed agreement in the ballot. File photograph: The Irish Times

Second-level teachers represented by the ASTI trade union have voted decisively to reject the proposed new public service pay agreement. In a ballot,(...)

Members of the ASTI union have voted in favour of industrial action up to and including work stoppages unless the Government  addresses a number of concerns regarding Covid-19 in schools. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that schools will definitely open on Monday after the midterm break, despite a vote by one teachers’ union in favour(...)

Macedonian schoolchildren have their hands disinfected on the first day of the new school year in Skopje. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP via Getty

It is impossible to plan for something the State is constantly assuring people will never happen. Schools and creches are going to remain open even at(...)

The Government has previously imposed financial penalties on the ASTI as they were considered to have ‘repudiated’ a public service agreement by taking industrial action.

The Department of Public Expenditure has said it will consider “in due course” whether thousands of teachers who are scheduled to go on strike next mo(...)

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