Croke Park Agreement
In February 2011, ASTI members voted to accept The Public Service (Croke Park) Agreement 2010-2014 negotiated between the Government and public service unions, involving sectoral negotiations between the teacher unions, management bodies and Department of Education and Skills.
In summary, in the second-level education sector, the Croke Park Agreement means:
- Teachers provide an extra 33 hours annually;
- Teachers sign up to be available for an extra period on the Supervision and Substitution rota;
- Teachers agree to provide cover for a teacher taking their class away;
- A redeployment scheme for teachers surplus to requirements other than in situations of school closure;
- Guarantee of no compulsory redundancies for lifetime of the agreement;
- Guarantee of no cut to existing teachers’ pay before 2014;
- Retirement lump sum was based on ‘uncut’ salary until February 2012
Detailed information on the Croke Park Agreement and its operation in schools is available in these documents:
Questions and Answers
Click here for comprehensive questions and answers on the implementation of the Croke Park Agreement (including on redeployment, additional hours and supervision and substitution).