Radical curriculum change must be accompanied by a parallel process of engagement with the teaching profession, ASTI General Secretary Kieran Christie told the union’s annual conference in Cork today
Research published today shows that new initiatives and additional demands on second-level schools has led to an unsustainable work burden and increased levels of stress for teachers.
Equal pay for recently qualified teachers will dominate the ASTI’s Annual Convention in Cork next week.
The ASTI notes the publication today of the report on pay equalisation from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. The union said it is essential that the talks begin immediately in order to ensure that pay equalisation can be implemented in a short time frame.
ASTI / INTO / TUI - Joint Union Statement - Pay inequality damaging education, say teacher union leaders
A demonstration by the three teacher unions at the Dáil has called for publication of a report on Pay Inequality, required under the recent Public Service Pay and Pensions Act, to kick start the process of restoring pay equality. Teachers who qualified since 2011 have already lost up to €30,000 each due to their reduced pay rates.
The Chief Inspector’s Report 2013-2016 demonstrates once again that second-level teachers and schools work in a transparent and accountable manner, ASTI President Ger Curtin said today
Piecemeal initiatives will not solve the teacher supply crisis, ASTI President Ger Curtin said today