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“This move to unilaterally change teachers’ terms and conditions will lead to a serious escalation of the current industrial dispute in schools,” said Pat King, ASTI.

The Government’s decision to stop paying members of the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland (ASTI) for supervision and substitution duties fr(...)

ASTI general secretary Pat King said the union has received responses from around 10,000 teachers in recent weeks who ‘are very concerned that schools are not prepared’ for the new junior cycle curriculum. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Planned changes to the junior cycle curriculum “cannot be implemented in the manner and timeframe” proposed by the Department of Education and Skills,(...)

ASTI general secretary Pat King: union executive has decided the proposals are “not sufficient”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Second-level teachers represented by the ASTI will continue with their current campaign of industrial action if they vote to reject new proposals unde(...)

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has raised ‘deep’ concerns that proposed Junior Cert reforms would be “negative” for student outcomes. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has expressed deep concerns that proposed Junior Cert reforms would be “negative” for students.The union said it (...)

ASTI general secretary Pat King: concern that “the motivation for students will deteriorate and  .  .  . that what is being proposed will change the relationship between students and teachers”

Tensions are increasing between Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn and secondary teachers over the implementation of proposed Junior Cert reforms.Ass(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn TD during the announcement of Budget 2014 at the Government Press Centre, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Martin Wall, Industry Correspondent and Dick AhlstromMinister for Education Ruairi Quinn has said he is willing to talk to the Association of Secondar(...)

Ruairi Quinn: willing to talk about education matters, but not pay and conditions

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn has said he is willing to talk to the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) about education matters but(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: ‘It is not sustainable that people who have embraced the agreement would do work without pay and those who put themselves outside it would be paid for that work.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has indicated that the Government would like talks with second-level teachers who have been(...)

Ruairí Quinn: Department reiterated its position on the Haddington Road agreement

The Government has again ruled out any talks with second-level teachers that would involve renegotiating the Haddington Road agreement on public se(...)

Industry CorrespondentThe union representing second-level teachers, which is embarking on industrial action in schools from today, has called for talk(...)

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