FEMPI used to punish ASTI

Friday 15 July 2016

The Department of Education and Skills has issued a Circular outlining the measures to be taken against ASTI members under the draconian FEMPI legislation.

These measures include freezing of increments, non-payment of the supervision and substitution moiety due under the Haddington Road Agreement, and withdrawal of two year CID arrangements.

The ASTI has fulfilled its obligations under the Haddington Road Agreement. In October 2015 ASTI members voted to reject the Lansdowne Road Agreement by 74% to 26%.

The ASTI maintains that FEMPI legislation is being used to punish trade unions who do not sign up to collective agreements. This diminishes the role of collective bargaining and normal industrial relations processes. The ASTI will continue to campaign for the repeal of this pernicious piece of legislation.

As the ASTI has previously stated, this move by the Government to worsen the terms and conditions of ASTI members will result in a ballot of ASTI members on industrial action, up to and including strike action.

 

Click here to view Circular 0045/2016 - Public Service Stability Agreement 2013 – 2018 (Haddington Road Agreement/ Lansdowne Road Agreement) and the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Acts 2013 and 2015  - Teachers.

Click here for Department of Education & Skills - FAQs on the Lansdowne Road Agreement/Post-Primary Teachers - 14 July 2016.  

Click here for ASTI FAQs.