INTO members attend a rally for pay equality for lower-paid teachers outside the Dáil, Kildare Street, Dublin, in December 2016. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) is to take part in a new Government review of pay equality. The union said the plans by the Governme(...)

The ‘Looking Forward: A public conversation on the future of Catholic Schools in Ireland’, conference took place at the Notre Dame – Newman Centre, University Church, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin

There are no Catholic-run second level schools in Co Leitrim or West Cork and this is part of a trend, a conference in Dublin has been told. Meanwhile(...)

Irish Nurses’ and Midwives’ Organisation general secretary-designate Phil Ni Sheaghdha said the Government and health service management had one further opportunity, under the new agreement, to address the nurses’ claim for pay parity with other degree-level health professionals. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Public service trade unions will on Monday formally ratify the new pay deal for 300,000 State employees. Unions are now likely to press for an accel(...)

CPSU general secretary Eoin Ronayne said his members remain angry over imposition of unpaid additional hours which were not addressed in the new public service pay deal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Nurses, doctors, lower-paid civil servants and university teachers have backed the proposed new public service pay deal. Members of the Irish Nurses (...)

A new OECD report  says “a relatively large share of the Irish population” has attained tertiary, or third-level education. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Ireland has one of the highest completion rates of upper second-level education, according to the latest OECD report. Ireland has the third highest (...)

ASTI executive met to decide what to recommend on pay deal. Pictured are general secretary Kieran Christie and president Ger Curtin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The union representing 18,000 secondary teachers is recommending its members reject the new public service pay deal. Members of the Association of Se(...)

In 2012/2013, teachers were off for 440,572 days on sick leave. This decreased to 408,875 days last year. Photograph: David Sleator

The cost of teachers’ sick leave has dropped over the past five years, according to new figures. The fall in the number of sick days taken by teache(...)

Minister of State Mary Mitchell O’Connor has broken with official Government policy by expressing support for the principle of equal pay for equal work for teachers. Photograph:  Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil has called on the Government to introduce equal pay scales for teachers within the next two years. It follows controversy after Minister (...)

Minister of State Mary Mitchell O’Connor, a former school principal, said she believed ‘everyone who does the same job deserves the same pay’.

Teachers’ unions have rushed to welcome comments by a Government Minister supporting the principle of equal pay for equal work for teachers. The Gove(...)

The public service pay agreement would  cost €880m over three years, and would  reverse most pay cuts imposed after the economic crash

About 300,000 public sector employees will be close to securing pay rises of up to 7.4 per cent if members of the country’s largest trade union Siptu (...)

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