ASTI responds to Department Secretary General’s remarks on ballot on Croke Park hours
29 April 2016
It is unfortunate that the Secretary General of the Department of Education and Skills would choose the eve of a trade union ballot to make such inflammatory remarks.
It should be noted that an information newsletter on the...
Austerity measures hit student mental health supports in schools
22 March 2016
Austerity measures including a moratorium on school middle-management posts are undermining student pastoral care structures and mental health supports, a study has found.
In a survey of 1,749 teachers and school principals...
ASTI to escalate industrial action if Junior Cycle dispute not resolved
18 March 2016
The ASTI will plan a series of strike days to take place from this autumn if the dispute over proposed changes to the Junior Cycle is not resolved.
The second level teachers’ union is currently engaging in industrial action,...
Next Education Minister has opportunity to resolve teachers’ concerns about Junior Cycle reform
04 March 2016
The ASTI’s Junior Cycle campaign is driven by classroom teachers with real concerns, ASTI President Máire G. Ní Chiarba said today.
“Teachers have participated in a robust campaign in order to protect standards, equity...
Schools should not be run as businesses, warns ASTI leader
01 March 2016
“Managing Irish schools as if they are businesses would be detrimental to the idea of education as a social good,” ASTI Vice President Ed Byrne said today.
Commenting on a Department of Education and Skills research paper...