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From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Focus on bureaucracy sells students with special education needs short Teaching

Opinion: Focus on bureaucracy sells students with special education needs short

In other countries excessive bureaucracy has led to the demoralisation of teachers, writes ASTI President Breda Lynch.

From TheJournal.ie Secondary school teachers reject government pay proposals for new recruits Teachers Pay

Secondary school teachers reject government pay proposals for new recruits

The ASTI’s executive will meet shortly to consider the outcome of the ballot.

From TheJournal.ie Primary schools braced for strike action as INTO to ballot on next move Equal Pay For Equal Work

Primary schools braced for strike action as INTO to ballot on next move

The union will meet next Wednesday to agree on a ballot for industrial action, up to and including a strike.

From TheJournal.ie Richard Bruton heckled at conference as teachers threaten to strike over pay issues New Teachers This post contains videos

Richard Bruton heckled at conference as teachers threaten to strike over pay issues

Unions have voted in favour of industrial action if pay inequality is not addressed.

From TheJournal.ie Minister orders full review of sex education in schools Sex Education

Minister orders full review of sex education in schools

Richard Bruton is due to address the annual conference of the ASTI teachers’ union this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Bruton says he can't restore young teachers' pay as it would mean cutting children's resources Education

Bruton says he can't restore young teachers' pay as it would mean cutting children's resources

A ballot of members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) rejected the government’s new public pay deal this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers say 'pay is insufficient' as urgent appeal made for Leaving Cert markers 11th Hour

Teachers say 'pay is insufficient' as urgent appeal made for Leaving Cert markers

The SEC said that it would have sufficient numbers in place and did not want to “cause alarm” with the appeal.

From TheJournal.ie More strike fears as secondary teachers reject "final offer" pay deal ASTI

More strike fears as secondary teachers reject "final offer" pay deal

Industrial action led to the closure of over 500 schools in November.

From TheJournal.ie After late night talks, a possible breakthrough at the ASTI teacher dispute Midnight Oil

After late night talks, a possible breakthrough at the ASTI teacher dispute

It’s three weeks since the current talks process began.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: How can the government prevent further strikes? Industrial Action

Opinion: How can the government prevent further strikes?

The next few months look bleak for industrial relations in the public sector, writes Dr Michelle O’Sullivan.

From TheJournal.ie 'Talking is always better than walking': Relief this morning as teachers to attend pay talks Schooled

'Talking is always better than walking': Relief this morning as teachers to attend pay talks

The agreement to suspend the action has been welcomed by the government and education bodies.

From TheJournal.ie Schools will reopen tomorrow as teachers' union enters talks ASTI

Schools will reopen tomorrow as teachers' union enters talks

Teachers were due to withdraw from supervision and substitution duties tomorrow, leading to the closure of schools nationwide.

From TheJournal.ie Around 500 secondary schools closed today as teachers strike Teachers

Around 500 secondary schools closed today as teachers strike

The strike centres on pay for newly-qualified teachers.

From TheJournal.ie 'Was he really that naïve to think we'd work for free?': Teacher's message to Education Minister ASTI

'Was he really that naïve to think we'd work for free?': Teacher's message to Education Minister

Earlier today Minister Richard Bruton accused the union of trying to “rewrite the entire approach to public pay in this dispute”.

From TheJournal.ie 'It beggars belief the ASTI would decide to close schools indefinitely' Supervising

'It beggars belief the ASTI would decide to close schools indefinitely'

ASTI members are withdrawing from certain duties.

From TheJournal.ie Confirmed: About 400 secondary schools will be closed tomorrow No Deal

Confirmed: About 400 secondary schools will be closed tomorrow

No deal was reached today.

From TheJournal.ie Bertie Ahern is "iffy" about how the Garda dispute was resolved Under Pressure

Bertie Ahern is "iffy" about how the Garda dispute was resolved

The former Taoiseach isn’t sure if gardaí should have access to industrial relations mechanisms.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Lansdowne Road Agreement be replaced? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Lansdowne Road Agreement be replaced?

A number of unions have said that a deal offered to gardaí changes the landscape of the agreement.

From TheJournal.ie No movement in teachers' pay discussions ahead of next week's strike Deadlock

No movement in teachers' pay discussions ahead of next week's strike

The gardaí are not the only public servants who are currently locked in talks.

From TheJournal.ie ASTI is "a long way away" from temporarily suspending teachers strike A Lot More To Do

ASTI is "a long way away" from temporarily suspending teachers strike

Today marked the first day of strike action for teachers across the country, with over 500 schools closed.

From TheJournal.ie Over 500 schools to close today kicking off a season of strikes Winter Of Discontent

Over 500 schools to close today kicking off a season of strikes

Teachers are not the only group set to strike over the coming weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Those in exam years will feel the strain of teacher strikes, says student organisation Secondary SChools

Those in exam years will feel the strain of teacher strikes, says student organisation

Some students in exam years have expressed an interest in studying in school during these days but this is not likely to be feasible due to the lack of supervision and insurance requirements.

From TheJournal.ie Schools will shut for seven days as secondary teachers announce strike action

Schools will shut for seven days as secondary teachers announce strike action

The ASTI have this evening announced the dates of seven strike days.

From TheJournal.ie Seven weeks: That's how long the minister says there is to avoid school closures Industrial Relations

Seven weeks: That's how long the minister says there is to avoid school closures

Minister for Education Richard Bruton says they’d need seven weeks to put a contingency in place. .

From TheJournal.ie Secondary schools face closures as teachers vote for strike action Strike

Secondary schools face closures as teachers vote for strike action

ASTI members voted overwhelmingly in favour of an industrial action.

From TheJournal.ie We'll know today if teachers are going to strike for their younger colleagues Out Of College

We'll know today if teachers are going to strike for their younger colleagues

The results of two ASTI ballots will be revealed.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's punishing children': Students could be penalised over dispute about Junior Cert English exam ASTI

'It's punishing children': Students could be penalised over dispute about Junior Cert English exam

Students taught by ASTI could end up losing 10% of their overall mark, it is feared.

From TheJournal.ie 'We don't want a pay increase; we are demanding pay restoration for our vulnerable colleagues' Column

'We don't want a pay increase; we are demanding pay restoration for our vulnerable colleagues'

ASTI representative Ciara Kinsella explains why secondary school teachers are considering going on strike.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're prepared to strike': Union to ballot secondary school teachers for industrial action Teachers

'We're prepared to strike': Union to ballot secondary school teachers for industrial action

Teachers will be asked about industrial action and will also vote on whether they want to withdraw from supervision duties.

From TheJournal.ie TUI votes to accept government proposals over pay and work hours Agreement

TUI votes to accept government proposals over pay and work hours

The TUI will effectively be signing up to the terms of The Landsdowne Road Agreement.

From TheJournal.ie Will there be a summer of strikes? There's trouble brewing on several fronts Industrial Action

Will there be a summer of strikes? There's trouble brewing on several fronts

2016 has not been a good year for industrial relations.

From TheJournal.ie Warnings of 'major disruption' to schools as teachers vote to stop working 33 extra hours Croke Park

Warnings of 'major disruption' to schools as teachers vote to stop working 33 extra hours

The hours were agreed under the Croke Park agreement.

From TheJournal.ie Vast majority of principals say austerity has undermined mental health support for students Pastoral Care

Vast majority of principals say austerity has undermined mental health support for students

The results of a survey show how a moratorium on hiring has affected schools.

From TheJournal.ie Education minister says it's not up to her to deal with teacher strike plans Not My Problem

Education minister says it's not up to her to deal with teacher strike plans

The ASTI is planning further strike days over concerns about planned changes to the junior cycle.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers to protest outside school gates today against Junior Cert reforms Stalemate

Teachers to protest outside school gates today against Junior Cert reforms

Only a nominal number of teachers have taken up the new teacher training.

From TheJournal.ie Schools will have to cap the number of past pupils' children they admit Admissions

Schools will have to cap the number of past pupils' children they admit

Minister Jan O’Sullivan is due to announce new legislation later today.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers are miffed Junior Cert  details were leaked to newspaper Not Happy

Teachers are miffed Junior Cert details were leaked to newspaper

Unions have rejected the draft document but say it may form the basis for discussions.

From TheJournal.ie Teacher unions to consider new proposals on junior cycle reform Let's Take A Look

Teacher unions to consider new proposals on junior cycle reform

Will it mean peace in our time?

From TheJournal.ie "It's not a holiday for us ... it will actually cause more work" Placards At Dawn

"It's not a holiday for us ... it will actually cause more work"

Who’ll blink first in the junior cycle row? Not the teachers, by the sounds of it… TheJournal.ie stopped by one city centre picket this morning to take the temperature.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says teachers' strike is avoidable, but they don't agree Ham Fisted

Taoiseach says teachers' strike is avoidable, but they don't agree

Around 330,000 second level students will have a day off tomorrow, as teachers go on strike again.

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