A teachers’ union has claimed a new survey shows the damage caused to the education system by the two-tier pay system for teachers. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The staff recruitment and retention problem in the education sector is getting worse with four out of five schools receiving no applications for adver(...)

Details of the timing of an  ASTI ballot on whether to strike  over the two-tier pay system for teachers are likely to be determined next week. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Second-level teachers who are members of the ASTI are to ballot for strike action over the two-tier pay system in schools. Hundreds of schools are al(...)

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) (...)

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(...)

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 “(...)

General secretary of Fórsa Kevin Callinan:  said unions believed if there was a sectoral bargaining process created for the first four months of 2020, it would allow issues to be aired. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Public service unions have warned there will be a “very volatile industrial relations climate” in the months ahead unless the Government agrees to a n(...)

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(...)

Parents and children in a protest over the lack of school access for children with special needs. Photograph: Fran Veale

In recent times many questions have been asked about how we treat school-age children and teenagers with special needs. There are children with speci(...)

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.(...)

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