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Across the board: the majority of teachers in the ASTI voted against the Haddington Road agreement but the TUI accepted it.  Photograph: Stephen Shepherd/The Image Bank/Getty Images
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There are two possibilities. Either many secondary-school teachers are lazy and interested only in trying to hide their lust for money and an easy (...)

“To use a sporting analogy...the ball’s in their court,” Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn said today. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

There was no possibility of a renegotiation of the Haddington Road agreement and it was now for the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland to decid(...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has warned teachers who are members of the ASTI that they will lose protection against compulsory redundancies on foot of their decision to reject the Haddington Road agreement. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has warned teachers who are members of the ASTI that they will lose protection against compulsory redundancies on (...)

 Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin  who said today the Haddington Road agreement would not be reopened. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has said there will be no changes made to the Haddington Road agreement on public service pa(...)

Mike Jennings, general secretary of the Irish Federation of University Teachers: its members  accepted the Haddington Road agreement by a margin of 62 per cent to 38 per cent

Secondary school teachers are to refuse to hold parent/teacher meetings outside of school hours from early next month in protest at cuts in pay and co(...)

 Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn set for confrontation with teachers’ union over cuts.

General secretary of secondary teachers’ union ASTI Pat King has claimed his members have students at heart as it looks set for a major confrontation (...)

The ASTI and TUI held ballots on Haddington Road and possible strike action today.

Senior Government sources have ruled out any prospect of re-negotiating the Haddington Road agreement on public service pay following the rejection of(...)

The proportion of public expenditure on education fell by more than 40 per cent in the decade between 2000 and 2010, according to statistics published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Photograph: David Sleator

The proportion of public expenditure on education fell fell from 13.7 per cent to 9.7 per cent in the decade between 2000 and 2010 according to stati(...)

The decision of the teaching unions to effectively reject the Haddington Road Agreement puts them on a collision course with the Government

The prospect of industrial action in schools in the autumn increasedlast night after the executives of two teaching unions effectively rejected the(...)

ASTI general secretary Pat King:  said teachers have already taken significant pay cuts. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The executive of the ASTI has decided to accept the invitation of the Labour Relations Commission to enter new talks on the Government’s plans to r(...)

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