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# asti - Last month November 2022

Schools in 'outdated buildings' fear a winter of energy rationing and cold classes
# The Morning Lead
# The Morning Lead

Schools in 'outdated buildings' fear a winter of energy rationing and cold classes

Nov 2nd 2022, 12:05 AM 12,657 Views 17 Comments
  • The Department of Education has allocated one-off additional funding of €90 million.
  • But unions say more funding is needed.
  • One school principal described outdated school buildings as the 'broader issue'.

# asti - This year 2022

Teacher unions plan ballots for industrial action over stalled pay talks
# Co-ordinated Campaign
# Co-ordinated Campaign

Teacher unions plan ballots for industrial action over stalled pay talks

Aug 10th 2022, 7:48 PM 19,523 Views 20 Comments

The unions noted that workers’ pay has been diminished by soaring inflation.

INTO says 'scourge of supersized classes' should end, as teachers' unions to ask for pay increases
# TEACHERS UNION
# TEACHERS UNION

INTO says 'scourge of supersized classes' should end, as teachers' unions to ask for pay increases

Updated Apr 19th 2022, 12:00 PM 25,942 Views 77 Comments

The two main teachers’ unions will be holding in-person conferences for the first time in two years today.

Schools under 'incredible pressure' due to staff shortages amid current Covid-19 wave
# Schools
# Schools

Schools under 'incredible pressure' due to staff shortages amid current Covid-19 wave

Mar 25th 2022, 12:05 AM 51,707 Views 67 Comments
  • Staff absence in schools is reportedly "very high" due to the current wave of the virus.
  • The Department of Education said its helpline remains open to support schools.
  • It said measures taken to support the supply of substitute teachers also remain in place.
Leaving Cert 2022: Teaching unions hit out at 'unhelpful' speculation about hybrid model
# State Exams
# State Exams

Leaving Cert 2022: Teaching unions hit out at 'unhelpful' speculation about hybrid model

Jan 10th 2022, 3:53 PM 18,837 Views 17 Comments

Students had a choice last year whether to sit an exam or receive an accredited grade.

'Enormous unease' about schools reopening amid concerns about teacher substitutes, unions say
# Re-opening
# Re-opening

'Enormous unease' about schools reopening amid concerns about teacher substitutes, unions say

Updated Jan 5th 2022, 10:30 AM 60,025 Views 102 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley said that the next few weeks would be challenging.

Schools set to re-open on Thursday as safety measures deemed 'effective and appropriate'
# Back To School
# Back To School

Schools set to re-open on Thursday as safety measures deemed 'effective and appropriate'

Updated Jan 4th 2022, 9:55 PM 198,965 Views 195 Comments
  • The Department of Education said there was no public health rationale to delay the reopening.
  • The ASTI has said that some classes may be prioritised if adequate teaching staff was not available.
  • The leaders of the three government coalition parties also met this afternoon and green lit the plans for schools.
ASTI warns return of schools is ‘unacceptable risk’ without new measures
# Schools
# Schools

ASTI warns return of schools is ‘unacceptable risk’ without new measures

Jan 3rd 2022, 9:57 PM 62,533 Views 127 Comments

The teachers union will ask the Department of Health to introduce ‘a delayed and staggered reopening’ of schools at a meeting tomorrow.

# asti - Last year 2021

Emergency measures to tackle teacher shortages 'perpetuating unequal pay', say teaching unions
# Substitute Teachers
# Substitute Teachers

Emergency measures to tackle teacher shortages 'perpetuating unequal pay', say teaching unions

Nov 29th 2021, 10:57 PM 22,026 Views 68 Comments

Emergency measures include an increased involvement of student teachers and retired teachers.

'I can't sleep at night': Pregnant teachers fear going back to school before they're vaccinated
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'I can't sleep at night': Pregnant teachers fear going back to school before they're vaccinated

Aug 13th 2021, 6:30 AM 34,274 Views 56 Comments

Pregnant people cannot register for a Covid-19 vaccine prior to 14 weeks’ gestation.

Teacher unions to table joint motion over vaccine priority schedule
# Teachers
# Teachers

Teacher unions to table joint motion over vaccine priority schedule

Updated Apr 7th 2021, 8:55 AM 29,587 Views 138 Comments

The conferences of the country’s three teacher trade unions are continuing today.

'It's not a value judgement on any profession' - Education Minister defends change to vaccine prioritisation
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

'It's not a value judgement on any profession' - Education Minister defends change to vaccine prioritisation

Updated Apr 6th 2021, 3:00 PM 77,412 Views 189 Comments
  • The conferences of the country's three teacher trade unions started online today
  • Unions are unhappy about the revised vaccination rollout based on age and not profession
  • Education Minister Norma Foley has addressed delegates at the INTO Congress
ASTI says vaccine meeting with public health experts and minister was 'unsatisfactory'
# Teachers
# Teachers

ASTI says vaccine meeting with public health experts and minister was 'unsatisfactory'

Apr 2nd 2021, 2:14 PM 34,335 Views 122 Comments

The decision to overhaul the vaccine plan has sparked anger from teachers who expected to be vaccinated sooner.

Norma Foley indicates she wants re-opening of schools from March as talks continue
# Education
# Education

Norma Foley indicates she wants re-opening of schools from March as talks continue

Feb 16th 2021, 12:39 PM 31,281 Views 88 Comments

Talks have been ongoing for weeks between the government and unions.

Leaving Cert talks to continue this evening after a day of 'intense' negotiations
# 2021
# 2021

Leaving Cert talks to continue this evening after a day of 'intense' negotiations

Updated Feb 15th 2021, 7:02 PM 26,764 Views 33 Comments

The ASTI has said the minister has agreed to work on the union’s concerns.

Minister welcomes move by ASTI to rejoin talks on Leaving Cert
# Education
# Education

Minister welcomes move by ASTI to rejoin talks on Leaving Cert

Updated Feb 13th 2021, 2:53 PM 21,617 Views 77 Comments

The ASTI said that its concerns had been addressed by Minister for Education Norma Foley.

ASTI has 'constructive engagement' with Department over Leaving Cert impasse
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

ASTI has 'constructive engagement' with Department over Leaving Cert impasse

Updated Feb 12th 2021, 4:40 PM 46,965 Views 161 Comments
  • ASTI to attend fresh talks with Education Minister this afternoon
  • Harris says there is more time this year to find solution
  • 'Significant increase' in on-site attendance possible at third-level from September
Explainer: What's happening with the Leaving Cert?
# State Exams
# State Exams

Explainer: What's happening with the Leaving Cert?

Feb 12th 2021, 12:48 PM 12,421 Views 40 Comments

It’s been a chaotic 24 hours.

Minister Foley 'taken aback' after ASTI pulls out of Leaving Cert planning talks
# Education
# Education

Minister Foley 'taken aback' after ASTI pulls out of Leaving Cert planning talks

Updated Feb 11th 2021, 9:02 PM 54,923 Views 181 Comments

The union has said that the plans from the department would not provide a “meaningful Leaving Certificate” for students.

Teachers to seek 'assurances' on safety of schools before any return to classrooms
# Spread
# Spread

Teachers to seek 'assurances' on safety of schools before any return to classrooms

Jan 24th 2021, 3:58 PM 53,719 Views 221 Comments

A teachers’ union wants safety measures in schools to be reviewed in the context of the new, more transmissible strains.

ASTI urges teachers to reject deal over continued 'unequal pay' for new entrants

ASTI urges teachers to reject deal over continued 'unequal pay' for new entrants

Jan 9th 2021, 4:07 PM 23,620 Views 63 Comments

The union has said that the proposal involves a “continuation of unequal pay for thousands of second-level teachers”.

# asti - All time

ASTI members insist strike action would be 'last resort' but that government needs to listen to them
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

ASTI members insist strike action would be 'last resort' but that government needs to listen to them

Oct 30th 2020, 6:45 AM 19,826 Views 97 Comments

ASTI members have voted to take industrial action over ‘key coronavirus issues’ in Irish schools.

Taoiseach 'doesn't detect' that teachers want to 'go down the route' of industrial action
# ASTI
# ASTI

Taoiseach 'doesn't detect' that teachers want to 'go down the route' of industrial action

Oct 29th 2020, 2:32 PM 15,582 Views 43 Comments

The ASTI voted to authorise strike action if a number of issues are not addressed.

ASTI members vote to take industrial action unless government addresses Covid-19 safety concerns
# Teaching Union
# Teaching Union

ASTI members vote to take industrial action unless government addresses Covid-19 safety concerns

Oct 28th 2020, 4:26 PM 41,597 Views 103 Comments

The union president said teachers are “demanding that the government step up” and provide solutions.

Teaching unions query whether schools should remain open if Ireland moves to Level 5
# Teachers
# Teachers

Teaching unions query whether schools should remain open if Ireland moves to Level 5

Oct 5th 2020, 10:32 AM 63,811 Views 186 Comments

Under Level 5 restrictions, schools would remain open but most other businesses would be closed

Teachers union to ballot for industrial action over Covid-19 safety concerns
# ASTI
# ASTI

Teachers union to ballot for industrial action over Covid-19 safety concerns

Sep 19th 2020, 7:07 PM 99,591 Views 267 Comments

It said ASTI members had “serious concerns” about the health and safety of school communities.

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI
# New Guidelines
# New Guidelines

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI

Updated Jul 2nd 2020, 8:27 AM 49,987 Views 119 Comments

Teachers’ unions will appear before the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

ASTI changes tack and is now advising its members to comply with the Leaving Cert calculated grades system
# Indemnity
# Indemnity

ASTI changes tack and is now advising its members to comply with the Leaving Cert calculated grades system

Updated May 22nd 2020, 5:32 PM 22,474 Views 59 Comments

Education Minister Joe McHugh has welcomed the development.

'Extremely worrying': ASTI to discuss legal protection over Leaving Cert grading with government
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

'Extremely worrying': ASTI to discuss legal protection over Leaving Cert grading with government

May 22nd 2020, 8:05 AM 17,645 Views 79 Comments

The ASTI has said that teachers need to be fully protected if there is a legal challenge to calculated grades.

'Unacceptable' and 'inappropriate' that teachers would be lobbied by parents and students
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

'Unacceptable' and 'inappropriate' that teachers would be lobbied by parents and students

Updated May 10th 2020, 4:40 PM 62,074 Views 92 Comments

The main teachers’ union said it still has “a number of major concerns” with the new Leaving Cert plan.

Teachers' Union 'expects a lot of schools to close' during strike action
# Pay Dispute
# Pay Dispute

Teachers' Union 'expects a lot of schools to close' during strike action

Jan 22nd 2020, 5:41 PM 26,280 Views 87 Comments

TUI members are set to strike on 4 February over pay inequality.

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

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

Jan 9th 2019, 7:40 PM 8,240 Views 2 Comments

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

Secondary school teachers reject government pay proposals for new recruits
# Teachers Pay
# Teachers Pay

Secondary school teachers reject government pay proposals for new recruits

Nov 29th 2018, 6:55 PM 15,357 Views 65 Comments

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

Primary schools braced for strike action as INTO to ballot on next move
# Equal Pay For Equal Work
# Equal Pay For Equal Work

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

Oct 31st 2018, 11:08 AM 16,665 Views 94 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 3rd 2018, 10:52 PM 16,607 Views 116 Comments

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

Minister orders full review of sex education in schools
# Sex Education
# Sex Education

Minister orders full review of sex education in schools

Apr 3rd 2018, 7:18 AM 18,340 Views 69 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 14th 2017, 9:22 PM 17,000 Views 105 Comments

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

Teachers say 'pay is insufficient' as urgent appeal made for Leaving Cert markers
# 11th Hour
# 11th Hour

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

Jun 1st 2017, 10:15 AM 52,721 Views 97 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 2nd 2017, 7:34 PM 23,324 Views 106 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 29th 2016, 11:37 AM 15,299 Views 45 Comments

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

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