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# asti - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

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 28,046 Views 138 Comments

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

# asti - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

'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 77,210 Views 188 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 - Friday 2 April, 2021

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 34,251 Views 122 Comments

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

# asti - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

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 31,165 Views 88 Comments

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

# asti - Monday 15 February, 2021

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 26,713 Views 33 Comments

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

# asti - Saturday 13 February, 2021

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 21,554 Views 77 Comments

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

# asti - Friday 12 February, 2021

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 46,828 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 12,355 Views 40 Comments

It’s been a chaotic 24 hours.

# asti - Thursday 11 February, 2021

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 54,734 Views 181 Comments

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

# asti - Sunday 24 January, 2021

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 53,647 Views 221 Comments

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

# asti - Saturday 9 January, 2021

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 23,516 Views 63 Comments

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

# asti - Friday 30 October, 2020

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 19,766 Views 97 Comments

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

# asti - Thursday 29 October, 2020

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 15,535 Views 43 Comments

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

# asti - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

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 41,369 Views 103 Comments

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

# asti - Monday 5 October, 2020

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 63,734 Views 186 Comments

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

# asti - Saturday 19 September, 2020

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 99,511 Views 266 Comments

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

# asti - Thursday 2 July, 2020

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 49,921 Views 119 Comments

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

# asti - Friday 22 May, 2020

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 22,423 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 17,622 Views 79 Comments

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

# asti - Sunday 10 May, 2020

'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 61,974 Views 92 Comments

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

# asti - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

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 26,159 Views 87 Comments

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

# asti - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

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 8,212 Views 2 Comments

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

# asti - Thursday 29 November, 2018

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 15,337 Views 65 Comments

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

# asti - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

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 16,610 Views 94 Comments

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

# asti - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

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 16,578 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 18,278 Views 69 Comments

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

# asti - Thursday 14 September, 2017

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 16,976 Views 105 Comments

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

# asti - Thursday 1 June, 2017

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 52,516 Views 97 Comments

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

# asti - Thursday 2 February, 2017

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 23,301 Views 106 Comments

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

# asti - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

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 15,265 Views 45 Comments

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

# asti - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Opinion: How can the government prevent further strikes?
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Opinion: How can the government prevent further strikes?

Nov 12th 2016, 7:00 AM 3,394 Views 18 Comments

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

# asti - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 9th 2016, 9:14 AM 4,794 Views 9 Comments

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

# asti - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

Schools will reopen tomorrow as teachers' union enters talks
# ASTI
# ASTI

Schools will reopen tomorrow as teachers' union enters talks

Nov 8th 2016, 9:35 PM 22,236 Views 73 Comments

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

Around 500 secondary schools closed today as teachers strike
# Teachers
# Teachers

Around 500 secondary schools closed today as teachers strike

Nov 8th 2016, 7:40 AM 17,622 Views 85 Comments

The strike centres on pay for newly-qualified teachers.

# asti - Monday 7 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 7th 2016, 9:47 PM 33,652 Views 182 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 7th 2016, 9:00 AM 48,829 Views 164 Comments

ASTI members are withdrawing from certain duties.

# asti - Sunday 6 November, 2016

Confirmed: About 400 secondary schools will be closed tomorrow
# No Deal
# No Deal

Confirmed: About 400 secondary schools will be closed tomorrow

Nov 6th 2016, 7:36 PM 52,268 Views 152 Comments

No deal was reached today.

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

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

Nov 6th 2016, 1:06 PM 25,988 Views 83 Comments

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

# asti - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Poll: Should the Lansdowne Road Agreement be replaced?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Lansdowne Road Agreement be replaced?

Nov 5th 2016, 10:04 AM 22,845 Views 186 Comments

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

# asti - Thursday 3 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 3rd 2016, 5:58 PM 23,931 Views 79 Comments

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

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