Post-2010 Entrants’ Pay

Post-2010 Entrants’ Pay

The ASTI is balloting members on the proposed Agreed Measure to Address Salary Scale Issues Under Section 4 of the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA).

Ballot arrangements

Ballot material will arrive in schools from November 6th. The closing date for return of completed ballot papers is 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28th 2018. Post can take a number of days.

At a meeting of the union’s Central Executive Council (CEC) on October 13th, CEC voted to put the Agreed Measure to a ballot of members without a recommendation.

CEC passed the following motion:

“Notwithstanding our commitment to our on-going campaign for equal pay for equal work, that the proposal in ‘Agreed Measure to address salary scale issues under Section 4 of the Public Sector Stability Agreement (PSSA) 2018-2020’ be put to a ballot of members without recommendation.”

The Agreed Measure to Address Salary Scale Issues Under Section 4 of the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA) was announced by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in September 2018. The announcement followed a talks process which began in April 2018. A significant backdrop to the talks was the fact that the three teacher unions – ASTI, INTO, TUI – had each passed a motion at their annual conferences stating that the process should end by early May and have the capacity to achieve a resolution on all aspects of pay inequality.

Background

Teachers who entered the profession after 2010 are on different pay scales than their colleagues even though they have the same duties and responsibilities.

Budget 2011 slashed teachers’ pay by 10%. In addition, from January 31st 2011, new teachers were appointed to the first point, rather than the third point of the scale. In 2012, qualification allowances such as the Degree and PME allowances, were abolished for those entering teaching. While there has been some progress in having these cuts restored, it still remains that new and recently qualified teachers are placed on inferior pay scales.

Commenting on the Agreed Measure to Address Salary Scale Issues Under Section 4 of the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA)) ASTI President Breda Lynch said: “Teachers who entered the profession after 2010 are on different pay scales than their colleagues even though they have the same duties and responsibilities. The ASTI has been campaigning on this issue for the past number of years and took strike action in 2016. While the proposed measure announced from the Department of Expenditure and Reform represents some progress, it does not achieve equal pay for equal work”.

In 2016 the ASTI took two days of strike action in pursuit of Equal Pay for post 2010 teachers. Since 2017 the three teacher unions have been working together to close the remaining gap in post 2010 teachers’ pay.

The INTO and TUI are currently balloting their members on the Agreed Measure to Address Salary Scale Issues Under Section 4 of the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA)). 


Click here to view Special Nuacht - Ballot on New Entrants' Salary Measure

Click here to view the proposals.

Click here to see impact of proposals on new entrant salary scale.

Click here to view ASTI FAQs.

Click here to view press statement. 

To view new teachers' salary scales, click here.  

Trade unions campaign for equal pay in January 2018 ASTIR.

Equal Pay for Equal Work update in March 2018 ASTIR

Campaigns Update Equal Pay for Equal Work in May 2018 ASTIR

Campaign Update - Post 2010 Teachers' Pay in September 2018 ASTIR

Salary gap for recently qualified teachers under the proposals - Nuacht January 2017 (page 4)

Click here to read Equal Pay for Equal Work Postcard- 2017/2018

Click here to read Equal Pay for Equal Work Leaflet - 2017

Click here for the Public Service Stability Agreement 

Click here for the Public Service Pay and Pensions Act 2017

Click here for Ballot information video for School Stewards - November, 2018

 

 

 

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