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File image: The Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) staged a demonstration outside the Department of Education on Friday in protest at what it described as unprecedented interference in a ballot currently underway on whether members should cease working 33 non-teaching hours agreed under the former Croke Park agreement. Photograph: Dave Meehan.

Second level teachers are to legally challenge financial emergency legislation introduced in recent years to underpin cuts to pay and conditions for s(...)

The Department of Education said  losses are based on increment freezes, non-inclusion of supervision and substitution payments and the withdrawal of improved pay scales for new entrants.

Teachers risk losing up to €31,000 over the next four years if they vote to cease working additional hours, the Department of Education has said. T(...)

Proposals for public sector pay set to be enacted by a Fine Gael-led minority government have met with a mixed reaction from unions. File photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The commitment to increase Garda numbers to 15,000 contained in the Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil agreement on government formation has been welcomed by the g(...)

Secretary general of the Department of Education Seán Ó Foghlú said the department would make information available online shortly regarding the potential consequences of repudiating the pay deal

The country’s biggest secondary teachers union will today begin balloting on a proposal to cease working additional hours. The ballot comes amid con(...)

A total of 10 per cent of the final junior cycle will be based on a written assessment task – which is linked to the second classroom-based assessment. Photograph: The Irish Times

Thousands of junior cycle students in schools staffed by members of the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) will automatically lose 10(...)

Gráinne Macken, a member of the Department of Education’s junior cycle training team, introducing English teachers to reforms in Navan, Co Meath

A group of English teachers is gathered around a table debating what mark they should award a junior cycle student. The second-year student has just (...)

Fr Paul Connell, president of JMB/AMCSS: “I would appeal to all concerned to pull back and work in a spirit of dialogue to resolve these issues for the good of all our school communities.” Photograph: Sally MacMonagle

Hundreds of secondary schools will close and teachers face losing thousands of euro in pay if the biggest teachers’ union votes to cease working agree(...)

ASTI general secretary Kieran Christie: In a letter to members Mr Christie said the union’s standing committee had decided that substitution which facilitated training for the junior cycle was “inappropriate” and a breach of its opposition to the reforms

The country’s biggest second-level teachers’ union has directed members to refuse to provide cover for any teaching colleagues involved in training l(...)

ASTI members protesting outside school in  Co Dublin last year. The union has threatened industrial action this autumn. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The country’s main second-level teachers’ union has voted not to enter into talks with the Department of Education over issues such as working hours (...)

The first classroom-based assessments are due to take place in schools next month for second-year English classes. Photograph: The Irish Times

The country’s biggest second-level teachers’ union has issued a fresh warning to members that they are prohibited from engaging in any form of traini(...)

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