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The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation general secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha (centre), with members. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Strikes by nurses appear set to go ahead from the end of the month after talks broke down on Friday without resolution. Negotiations between the Iris(...)

 Joe O’Connor, lead organiser Forsa Trade Union with Maria Dunne, chairwoman, School Secretary Branch and Marion Jackson, treasurer at the launch of a nationwide campaign calling for respect and fair conditions for all school secretaries. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

School secretaries are being treated like “second-class” employees by the Government, with some earning as little as €12,000 a year and no entitlement(...)

 Catherine Greene, Michelle Greene and Keith Conway from Wicklow  at the TUI  conference   in Cork city. Photograph:  Daragh McSweeney/Provision

The various teaching unions have all made it clear they want the Government to provide pay parity for teachers appointed on lower salary scales after (...)

Mountmellick Community School  put a contingency plan in place allowing it to reopen after the midterm break. File photograph: Google Street View

Mountmellick Community School in Co Laois put a contingency plan in place allowing it to reopen after the midterm today, despite half its staff being (...)

The Government has signalled it will abolish the two-tier public service pay structure which has seen thousands of recently recruited gardaí, teachers(...)

The backdrop to potential industrial conflict in schools is that the ASTI and the TUI rejected the new Lansdowne Road agreement on public service pay

The next few weeks will be critical if potentially serious industrial action by teachers and the closure of schools next autumn is to be avoided. Tal(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan says the planned strikes will damage students’ interests. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Plans by second level teachers to hold strikes in the autumn in protest at proposed reforms to the Junior Certificate are unwarranted and will damage(...)

The decision by members of the ASTI and TUI to reject the Lansdowne Road agreement will have little real effect on the accord itself. However, it cou(...)

Lansdowne House in Ballsbridge, Dublin, where a new public sector pay deal was agreed. File Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Lansdowne Road agreement, which provides for pay increases for nearly 300,000 staff in the public service, will be formally ratified today. The pu(...)

The second vote is aimed at closing off a doubt surrounding the legality of the ASTI/TUI industrial action

Secondary teachers receiving their Junior Cycle ballot papers this week are facing not one but two questions to vote on. The first is whether t(...)

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