Minister for Education Norma Foley must provide greater assurance to teachers, students, parents and other school staff that schools will be safe places next week, in the context of rapidly rising Covid-19 cases and the emergence of a new variant of the virus in Ireland which has enhanced transmissibility.
The ASTI is calling for greater clarification on whether Covid-19 cases in schools are driving community transmission.
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Joint statement on pay equality – ASTI, INTO and TUI - Joint Press Statement
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ASTI Standing Committee met today to consider the outcome of its recent ballots.
ASTI members have voted to take industrial action unless the Government immediately addresses key Covid-19 issues in schools.
“Budget 2021 represents a sticking plaster for schools, and does little to address the prolonged underfunding of Irish second-level education,” ASTI President Ann Piggott said today.
The President of the ASTI Ann Piggott has said teachers are concerned by the implications of the recommendation from the National Public Health Emergency Team to place the country on Level 5 restrictions - the highest level in the 'Living with Covid-19 Plan'