Members of the TUI and the ASTI picketing during a strike in 2014. Members of the INTO, the TUI and the ASTI have all rejected the public service pay accord. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tens of thousands of public service staff who are outside the new pay deal face potential delays of nine months in securing scheduled salary rises unl(...)

The Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill, which will be published later in the week, will seek to address those who do not participate in the collective agreements including the three teachers unions. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of public servants could face a freezing of increments and delays in pay increases for failing to back the public sector pay deal. (...)

An ASTI protest outside Leinster House in 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke

The ASTI ballot result means all three main teaching unions have now voted to reject the new public service pay agreement, potentially leaving the doo(...)

 ASTI delegates at a meeting in June. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The leadership of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) is to meet next month to consider whether to reinstate a campaign of industrial(...)

ASTI delegates at their meeting in Citywest Hotel in June. More than 1,200 members of the ASTI are estimated to have left the union between January and June. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An investigation is under way into claims by the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI) that the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) recruited(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

Pay deal: some teachers feel the proposed deal did not address the issue of lower pay rates for recently recruited teachers. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

‘Banks and developers caused the crisis but teachers and other public servants paid a high price’ – Dr John Walsh, lecturer Dr John Walsh, a lecturer(...)

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 (...)

Teachers and lecturers have voted to back industrial action in opposition to the current two-tier pay structure in schools. Picture Nick Bradshaw

Teachers and lecturers have voted decisively to reject the new public service agreement and to back industrial action in opposition to the current two(...)

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