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From TheJournal.ie Secondary school teachers are going on strike for a second day School's Out

Secondary school teachers are going on strike for a second day

Teachers will hold their second strike on Thursday 22 January.

From TheJournal.ie The forgotten voice: a student’s opinion of the Junior Cycle Education

The forgotten voice: a student’s opinion of the Junior Cycle

In the bickering between unions and government, one voice is often lacking: that of the student.

From TheJournal.ie No resolution in sight for striking teachers No Light Ahead

No resolution in sight for striking teachers

The action today has seen 27,000 of the country’s teachers taking industrial action.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'I want to support my students, I don't want to judge them'

Opinion: 'I want to support my students, I don't want to judge them'

Times are changing, as is teaching, but we can’t lose sight of what’s important; instilling a love of learning in our students.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you support the teachers strike? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the teachers strike?

Students have a day off as teachers take action over proposed Junior Cert reforms.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers are almost certainly going on strike tomorrow Deadlock

Teachers are almost certainly going on strike tomorrow

Neither the minister nor the unions will budge.

From TheJournal.ie Secondary teachers are going on strike in December Striiike

Secondary teachers are going on strike in December

Two days of action are going ahead. The first is on 2 December.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Teachers should grasp this unique opportunity to engage with young learners Education

Opinion: Teachers should grasp this unique opportunity to engage with young learners

The current Junior Cycle reform impasse presents teacher unions with an opportunity to show creative leadership.

From TheJournal.ie Jan O'Sullivan rules out any more compromise on her Junior Cycle reforms Collapsed Talks

Jan O'Sullivan rules out any more compromise on her Junior Cycle reforms

Teaching unions rejected a revised set of proposals today.

From TheJournal.ie "Last resort": Teachers could strike over Junior Cert reforms ASTI

"Last resort": Teachers could strike over Junior Cert reforms

The Department of Education said that talks are ongoing between the Minister and teachers.

10 Things Every Teacher Knows To Be True

Those who can, teach.

From TheJournal.ie Ruairí Quinn: Being booed and heckled by teachers 'certainly wasn't enjoyable' Under Fire

Ruairí Quinn: Being booed and heckled by teachers 'certainly wasn't enjoyable'

Meanwhile, the Department of Education has denied that the Minister was trying to suggest a higher level maths requirement would get more men into the teaching profession.

From TheJournal.ie Education Minister faces sustained heckling and booing as he speaks to secondary teachers Rumble For Ruairi

Education Minister faces sustained heckling and booing as he speaks to secondary teachers

The minister had earlier today faced the ire of primary teachers.

From TheJournal.ie TUI chief: Woe betide the Government if it reneges on Haddington promises Pay Cuts

TUI chief: Woe betide the Government if it reneges on Haddington promises

John MacGabhainn’s also calling for the TUI and the ASTI to merge, in order to deal in a more unified way with threats and challenges in the sector.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers say teenagers experiencing increased levels of emotional difficulties due to the recession Secondary School

Teachers say teenagers experiencing increased levels of emotional difficulties due to the recession

The ASTI are calling for more resources to help students with emotional difficulties or who are victims of bullying.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers to hold "symbolic" lunchtime protests over new Junior Cycle Dispute

Teachers to hold "symbolic" lunchtime protests over new Junior Cycle

A teacher will remain in the school to supervise students during the protests.

From TheJournal.ie Quinn 'regrets' teachers' decision to ballot for industrial action Junior Cert

Quinn 'regrets' teachers' decision to ballot for industrial action

27,000 ASTI and TUI members are to be balloted on non-co-operation with the new Junior Cycle.

From TheJournal.ie 4.5 days: The amount of training English teachers will get for junior cycle reform Junior Cycle Student Award

4.5 days: The amount of training English teachers will get for junior cycle reform

Education Minister Ruairí Quinn said he “would’ve loved” if the working group on junior certificate reform could have met last year but ASTI made that impossible.

From TheJournal.ie Quinn prepared to have Dept officials meet with concerned teachers Junior Cycle Student Award

Quinn prepared to have Dept officials meet with concerned teachers

Teachers have expressed their concern about the implementation of the new Junior Cycle Student Award, which will replace the Junior Cert.

From TheJournal.ie ASTI and TUI to ballot members on non-cooperation with new Junior Cert Jcsa

ASTI and TUI to ballot members on non-cooperation with new Junior Cert

The unions say teachers’ concerns over the planned revamp of the junior cycle aren’t being addressed.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everybody’s talking about goings-on at St Vincent’s Hospital, Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, and the IMF on the bondholders…

From TheJournal.ie ASTI accepts latest Haddington Road Agreement Teachers

ASTI accepts latest Haddington Road Agreement

ASTI General Secretary Pat King said failure by the Government to meet its commitments under the deal would be unacceptable.

From TheJournal.ie Result of ASTI Haddington Road vote expected this evening Teachers Vote

Result of ASTI Haddington Road vote expected this evening

In a second vote on the Government pay deal, union leaders have urged secondary teachers to reject it.

From TheJournal.ie Payment for supervision and substitution to stop in 2014 if ASTI reject Haddington deal Industrial Action

Payment for supervision and substitution to stop in 2014 if ASTI reject Haddington deal

The ASTI warns this will lead to a ‘serious escalation’ of the current industrial dispute in schools.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Monday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about the sentencing of Thomas Byrne, arrests over the Phoenix Park murder and more ‘top up’ revelations.

From TheJournal.ie ASTI promises "strong action" if teachers are made redundant Haddington Road

ASTI promises "strong action" if teachers are made redundant

Nearly 50 posts have been identified as being over the official quota and could be targeted for redundancy, but the ASTI says it will take action if members are hit.

From TheJournal.ie "Initiative overload": ASTI bring Junior Cycle concerns to TDs and Senators Reform Plan

"Initiative overload": ASTI bring Junior Cycle concerns to TDs and Senators

Teachers say they have major concerns about how the plans will be implemented. Initial talks with the Department took place on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie ASTI: 'Schools are being run on a shoe-string and teachers have had enough' ASTI

ASTI: 'Schools are being run on a shoe-string and teachers have had enough'

The General Secretary Pat King said if teachers vote no to the Haddington deal then industrial action will continue.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everybody’s talking about the aid crisis in the Philippines, Labour senator injured and the ASTI’s refusal to accept the Haddington Road deal.

From TheJournal.ie ASTI recommends members reject Haddington Road deal Teachers

ASTI recommends members reject Haddington Road deal

The Central Executive Committee decided today that the Haddington Road proposals should be put to a members’ vote.

From TheJournal.ie ASTI recommends ballot of members on new proposals Teachers

ASTI recommends ballot of members on new proposals

The new proposals on the Haddington Road Agreement are the result of talks between union representatives and the department.

From TheJournal.ie Quinn "hopeful" for progress in ASTI dispute as areas of discussion identified Haddington Road

Quinn "hopeful" for progress in ASTI dispute as areas of discussion identified

However, the Education Minister said that the “terms and conditions” of the guarantee are not under his control.

From TheJournal.ie Movement in teachers dispute as ASTI to meet department officials tomorrow ASTI

Movement in teachers dispute as ASTI to meet department officials tomorrow

The discussions have come about as a result of informal talks that took place between the parties last week.

From TheJournal.ie Anti-austerity march calls on unions to support ASTI Budget 2014

Anti-austerity march calls on unions to support ASTI

Mick O’Reilly of the DCTU said that politics of austerity amounted to a “war on working people’ with the best defence in that war “unflinching solidarity”.

From TheJournal.ie Unions to mount "intensive political campaign" against emergency financial law FEMPI

Unions to mount "intensive political campaign" against emergency financial law

One union leader says he’ll be seeking a meeting with the Taoiseach to talk about repealing the FEMPI measures, which affect workers who rejected Haddington Road.

From TheJournal.ie Teacher substitution scheme cost almost €90 million last year Schools

Teacher substitution scheme cost almost €90 million last year

The Department of Education also has spent over €110 million in costs directly associated with transition year over the past couple of years.

From TheJournal.ie ASTI teachers start industrial action from today Teachers

ASTI teachers start industrial action from today

The action will see teachers refuse to attend meetings outside of normal school hours.

From TheJournal.ie Top readers' comments of the week You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?

From TheJournal.ie ASTI hits out at principals' group over comments on industrial action Teachers

ASTI hits out at principals' group over comments on industrial action

The President of the NAPD had said that the decision by ASTI members to withdraw duties outside of normal school hours, presented “an appalling vista” for principals.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: "This is the Haddington Road Agreement, it will not be renegotiated" Teachers

Taoiseach: "This is the Haddington Road Agreement, it will not be renegotiated"

Enda Kenny asked secondary teachers to consider the implications of industrial action which is due to start next week.