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# asti - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

INTO says 'scourge of supersized classes' should end, as teachers' unions to ask for pay increases
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# 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 25,792 Views 77 Comments

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

# asti - Friday 25 March, 2022

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 51,608 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.

# asti - Monday 10 January, 2022

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 18,730 Views 17 Comments

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

# asti - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

'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 59,958 Views 102 Comments

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

# asti - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

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 198,846 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 - Monday 3 January, 2022

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 62,468 Views 128 Comments

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

# asti - Monday 29 November, 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 21,995 Views 68 Comments

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

# asti - Friday 13 August, 2021

'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 34,244 Views 56 Comments

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

# asti - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

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

Teacher unions to table joint motion over vaccine priority schedule

Updated Apr 7th 2021, 8:55 AM 29,088 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 77,297 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 - 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 34,268 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 31,227 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
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# 2021

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

Updated Feb 15th 2021, 7:02 PM 26,733 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 21,577 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 46,892 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 12,386 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 54,857 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 53,689 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 23,598 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 19,802 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 15,554 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 41,557 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 63,787 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 99,557 Views 267 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 49,967 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 22,463 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 17,634 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 62,045 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 26,244 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
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# Teaching

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

Jan 9th 2019, 7:40 PM 8,228 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
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# Teachers Pay

Secondary school teachers reject government pay proposals for new recruits

Nov 29th 2018, 6:55 PM 15,350 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 16,642 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 16,591 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 18,309 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 16,988 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
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# 11th Hour

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

Jun 1st 2017, 10:15 AM 52,687 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 23,311 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 15,274 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 3,505 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
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# Schooled

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

Nov 9th 2016, 9:14 AM 4,820 Views 9 Comments

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

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