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Minister for Education Joe McHugh: welcomed the new WRC talks. Photograph: Alan Betson

An ongoing work-to-rule by school secretaries over pay has been suspended to allow for new talks at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). However(...)

School secretaries  rally at Leinster House. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

School secretaries have signalled they would be prepared to re-enter talks with the Government to resolve the current dispute over pay if the Minister(...)

The union said under the existing two-tier pay system most school secretaries earned just €12,500 a year. File photograph: The Irish Times

Some 1,000 school secretaries are to stage a one-day strike on Friday as part of a resumed campaign of industrial action over a controversial two-tier(...)

The  trade union Fórsa  said on Monday that an offer put forward by the Department of Education was “insulting”. Photograph: iStock

School secretaries are to stage a one -day strike in early January as part of a resumed campaign of industrial action over a controversial two tier pa(...)

Nearly 1,000 school secretaries withdrew from carrying out work on public service systems and databases towards the end of September. Photograph: iStock

Industrial action by school secretaries has been suspended to facilitate talks with school management bodies and the Department of Education at the W(...)

Hundreds of school secretaries are set to engage in a one-hour work stoppage today in protest over ‘precarious’ working conditions. Photograph: iStock

Hundreds of school secretaries are set to engage in a one-hour work stoppage today in protest over “precarious” working conditions. Pupils and parent(...)

The trade union Fórsa said there had been no breakthrough on any of the issues in the dispute at talks with the Department of Education. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus Ltd

Industrial action by school secretaries seems set to go ahead from Friday after talks aimed at averting the dispute over pay ended unsuccessfully on W(...)

Fórsa has called for many years for school secretaries and caretakers who were employed directly by school management boards to be placed on public service pay scales. Photograph: iStock

School secretaries are to take industrial action from later this month in a dispute over pay and working conditions. The secretaries who are represen(...)

The role of special needs assistants is likely to broaden significantly under a new support scheme for schools. Photograph: iStock

The union representing thousands of special needs assistants (SNAs) in schools is to seek better terms and conditions for members if they are given in(...)

Schools may have to close facilities outside of school hours due to restrictions on hiring caretakers. Photograph: iStock

Schools may be forced to stop providing access to their facilities by local communities outside of school hours due to restrictions on hiring caretake(...)

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