Update on ASTI/ Department of Education talks

Monday 07 November 2016

The ASTI tonight said it is regrettable that tomorrow’s planned withdrawal from supervision and substitution will go ahead despite the union’s participation in talks with the Department of Education and Skills over the past week.

The union said that no progress has been made on key issues.

Teachers who are members of the ASTI will turn up for work as normal tomorrow but will not engage in supervision and substitution duties. The industrial action follows the withdrawal of payment in recognition of supervision and substitution work from ASTI members. Other teachers who are not members of the ASTI are receiving the payment.

The ASTI said it will continue to maintain contacts with the Department of Education and Skills tomorrow and in the coming days with a view to resolving the issues.