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ASTI delegates protest as Minister for Education Joe McHugh arrives at the annual convention in Wexford. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

There are no ifs, buts or maybes: full consideration will be given to abolishing controversial two-tier pay scales for teachers, Minister for Educatio(...)

An actuarial review published by the Government in December 2017 maintained that the State overall had an accrued liability of about €114.5bn in respect of retirement benefits.

Teachers are urging the Government to upgrade pension arrangements for those appointed in recent years. Unions maintain that changes introduced in 20(...)

Delegates display their votes at the ASTI’s annual convention in Cork last year. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

When Minister for Education Joe McHugh arrives at teachers’ conferences this week, he will find a profession highly exercised about a number of key is(...)

School principals are often left holding the ultimate responsibility for its implementation. Photograph: iStock

I’m principal of a secondary school and feel frustrated over changes to the timing of the Leaving Cert and CAO offers. The longer exam period and earl(...)

Teachers protesting in advance of a Government report on pay equalisation last year. Photograph: Alan Betson

The latest initiative to address lower-pay arrangements for public service staff taken on since 2011 marks the third time the Government has attempted(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh said that there is “unfinished business” to be addressed on the issue of pay equality. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Teachers’ unions are threatening industrial action if the Government does not make a firm commitment over the coming days to restore pay equality for (...)

ASTI said it wanted the timing of incremental pay increases returned to the original dates that applied prior to the dispute. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Second-level teachers are seeking reimbursement of all money they lost from financial penalties imposed due to industrial action nearly three years ag(...)

 An Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) protest outside Leinster House, Dublin, in 2016.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Second-level teachers have indicated they will now be seeking additional pay benefits in the wake of the Government’s proposed settlement of the recen(...)

16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg calling for urgent measures to combat climate change. Photograph: Morris Mac Matzen/Reuters

More than 21 protest events are to be staged across the country on Friday coinciding with school strikes for action on climate change, which will be a(...)

‘The ASTI has repeatedly refused to amend the wording of its advice, particularly in relation to teachers’ responsibilities to  provide for students with disabilities,’ said Adam Harris of the AsIAm charity. Photograph: iStock

Teachers who refuse to support children with special needs on foot of advice from their trade union could be subject to “fitness to teach” complaints.(...)

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