ASTI recommends that members reject 'Outcome of DES & ASTI Discussions' proposals

Thursday 12 January 2017


The ASTI ballot on the ‘Outcome of Talks’ proposals is now closed.
The result of the ballot is expected on Thursday, February 2nd late afternoon/ early evening.


Vote NO to ‘Outcome of Talks’ proposals

The ASTI is conducting a ballot of members on proposals which emerged from talks between the ASTI, the Department of Education and Skills and Anna Perry, Chair of the Teachers’ Conciliation Council.

These talks followed two days of strike action by ASTI members over recently qualified teachers’ pay and withdrawal from supervision and substitution for one day over the Government’s use of Financial Emergency in the Public Interest (FEMPI) legislation to worsen the terms and conditions of ASTI members.

The ASTI Central Executive Council has considered the proposals and is recommending that ASTI members reject them.

The ballot will be conducted in January with ballot materials arriving in schools from January 19th. School Stewards/ returning officers are being asked to distribute and collect ballot papers between Monday, January 23rd and Thursday, January 26th.

Completed ballot papers must be received by ASTI Head Office before 5.30p.m. on Wednesday, February 1st

Links to documents:

Click here for Nuacht No, 2017 (including the consequences of acceptance or rejection of the proposals).

Click here for ASTI Ballot Information document (Text of proposals).

Click here for information on future actions. 

Click below for related documentation:

Click here to view the Lansdowne Road deal.

Report to the Minister for Education & Skills of the Chairperson of the Expert Group on Fixed-Term and Part-Time Employment in Primary and Second Level Education in Ireland - September, 2016. Click here to read.

Circular 0024/2015  - Implementation of the Recommendations of the Expert Group on Fixed-Term & Part-time Employment in Primary & Second Level Education in Ireland. Click here to read.

Circular 0059/2016 - Revised Procedure and Sequence for filling available Teacher posts /Hours (Revision to c/l 34/2009). Click here to read.

Department of Education  Skills / TUI Agreement - May, 2016. Click here to read.

New Entrant Pay Issue and Related Commitments, September, 2016. Click here to read. 

Circular 0006/2014 - Public Service Stability Agreement 2013 – 2016 (Haddington Road Agreement) Supervision and Substitution Scheme. Click here to read.

Circular 0043/2014 - HRA Review of Usage of Croke Park Hours. Click here to read.

Junior Cycle Reform Joint Statement on Principles and Implementation and Appendix to the Joint Statement - May, 2015. Click here to read. 

Framework for Junior Cycle, 2015. Click here to read.

Looking At Our School 2016 - A Quality Framework for Post-Primary Schools. Click here to read.