Delegates at the ASTI conference voted by 281 to 70 to back a joint motion with other teaching unions mandating a ballot on strike action if the Government did not agree to schedule by the end of the current school year vaccination on a priority basis for teachers. File photograph: Alan Betson

A teacher who caught Covid-19 last year has told of how he “could not breathe” three minutes into a walk this week. Eugene Grace, an ASTI delegate fr(...)

The general secretary of the ASTI says: ‘The system must be provided with the additional funding, resources and staffing to support young people in education recovery.’ Photograph: iStock

There can be no cutbacks introduced by Government when the current Covid-19 pandemic is over, second level teachers have insisted. The general secret(...)

General secretary of the ASTI, Kieran Christie, says he expects an alliance of unions will come together to try have the policy on the vaccination rollout overturned. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government’s planned change to the Covid-19 vaccination schedule is unacceptable and needs to be reversed, second-level teachers have maintained.(...)

ASTI has concerns about the Leaving Cert calculated grades process

The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has said it is pleased the Leaving Cert has been “preserved” but is concerned about the calculate(...)

It is understood broad agreement had been reached among most parties that students would be given the option of calculated grades. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has agreed to further engagement with the Minister for Education in a bid to resolve a row which (...)

The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has announced it is withdrawing from discussions on the Leaving Cert 2021.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Fresh talks aimed at resolving a row over plans for the Leaving Cert exams are due to begin on Friday between the Minister for Education and the Assoc(...)

Talks between the Department of Education and unions are continuing this week with hopes that schools will be able to reopen on a phase basis between February and March. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Talks between the Department of Education and unions are continuing this week with hopes that schools will be able to reopen on a phased basis between(...)

Talks over contingency plans for the Leaving Cert are to intensify this week amid growing expectation that a formal decision on the future of the exams will be made shortly. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Most children will not be back in school next month and may not return to the classroom until close to Easter, according to Government sources. The G(...)

ASTI general secretary Kieran Christie. The union is to urge members to reject the new public pay deal.  File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Second-level teachers union the ASTI is to urge its members to reject the new public service pay agreement in a forthcoming ballot. The union said o(...)

 Schools had been due to reopen on January 6th, but the decision to delay was made at a hastily convened Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. Photograph: iStock

The Cabinet has agreed to keep schools closed until January 11th following record numbers of Covid-19 cases in recent days and calls from unions and p(...)

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