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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 3,549 Views 18 Comments

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

'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 4,841 Views 9 Comments

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

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 22,313 Views 72 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 17,683 Views 85 Comments

The strike centres on pay for newly-qualified teachers.

'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 33,679 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 48,870 Views 164 Comments

ASTI members are withdrawing from certain duties.

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 52,459 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 26,205 Views 85 Comments

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

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 22,976 Views 186 Comments

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

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 23,999 Views 79 Comments

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

ASTI is "a long way away" from temporarily suspending teachers strike
# A Lot More To Do
# A Lot More To Do

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

Oct 27th 2016, 8:00 PM 49,052 Views 331 Comments

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

Over 500 schools to close today kicking off a season of strikes
# Winter Of Discontent
# Winter Of Discontent

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

Oct 27th 2016, 6:30 AM 18,078 Views 163 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 19th 2016, 6:05 AM 7,241 Views 20 Comments

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.

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

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

Oct 14th 2016, 6:23 PM 45,885 Views 121 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 14th 2016, 9:38 AM 12,677 Views 52 Comments

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

Secondary schools face closures as teachers vote for strike action
# Strike
# Strike

Secondary schools face closures as teachers vote for strike action

Oct 13th 2016, 3:51 PM 16,759 Views 63 Comments

ASTI members voted overwhelmingly in favour of an industrial action.

We'll know today if teachers are going to strike for their younger colleagues
# Out Of College
# Out Of College

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

Oct 13th 2016, 7:43 AM 9,325 Views 42 Comments

The results of two ASTI ballots will be revealed.

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

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

Sep 30th 2016, 6:10 AM 18,502 Views 45 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 17th 2016, 7:15 PM 286 Views 57 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 3rd 2016, 5:41 PM 14,447 Views 78 Comments

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

TUI votes to accept government proposals over pay and work hours
# Agreement
# Agreement

TUI votes to accept government proposals over pay and work hours

May 30th 2016, 9:58 PM 18,762 Views 34 Comments

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

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

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

May 29th 2016, 8:00 AM 15,461 Views 75 Comments

2016 has not been a good year for industrial relations.

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

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

May 20th 2016, 9:10 AM 38,548 Views 166 Comments

The hours were agreed under the Croke Park agreement.

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

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

Mar 24th 2016, 9:00 AM 9,903 Views 16 Comments

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

Education minister says it's not up to her to deal with teacher strike plans
# Not My Problem
# Not My Problem

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

Mar 18th 2016, 10:15 AM 16,038 Views 66 Comments

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

Teachers to protest outside school gates today against Junior Cert reforms
# Stalemate
# Stalemate

Teachers to protest outside school gates today against Junior Cert reforms

May 7th 2015, 8:54 AM 9,108 Views 88 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 7th 2015, 8:51 AM 7,896 Views 34 Comments

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

Teachers are miffed Junior Cert  details were leaked to newspaper
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

Teachers are miffed Junior Cert details were leaked to newspaper

Feb 13th 2015, 5:01 PM 16,371 Views 36 Comments

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

Teacher unions to consider new proposals on junior cycle reform
# Let's Take A Look
# Let's Take A Look

Teacher unions to consider new proposals on junior cycle reform

Feb 6th 2015, 5:02 PM 11,133 Views 79 Comments

Will it mean peace in our time?

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

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

Jan 22nd 2015, 10:35 PM 20,425 Views 38 Comments

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.

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

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

Jan 21st 2015, 1:56 PM 14,054 Views 93 Comments

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

Secondary school teachers are going on strike for a second day
# School's Out
# School's Out

Secondary school teachers are going on strike for a second day

Dec 12th 2014, 12:58 PM 10,419 Views 101 Comments

Teachers will hold their second strike on Thursday 22 January.

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

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

Dec 8th 2014, 8:00 PM 211 Views 29 Comments

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

No resolution in sight for striking teachers
# No Light Ahead
# No Light Ahead

No resolution in sight for striking teachers

Dec 2nd 2014, 4:18 PM 9,827 Views 51 Comments

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

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'

Dec 2nd 2014, 1:00 PM 180 Views 30 Comments

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

Poll: Do you support the teachers strike?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support the teachers strike?

Dec 2nd 2014, 8:55 AM 30,143 Views 177 Comments

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

Teachers are almost certainly going on strike tomorrow
# Deadlock
# Deadlock

Teachers are almost certainly going on strike tomorrow

Dec 1st 2014, 1:52 PM 18,875 Views 124 Comments

Neither the minister nor the unions will budge.

Secondary teachers are going on strike in December
# Striiike
# Striiike

Secondary teachers are going on strike in December

Nov 14th 2014, 10:58 PM 35,380 Views 195 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 14th 2014, 12:00 PM 170 Views 38 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 11th 2014, 7:25 PM 11,457 Views 47 Comments

Teaching unions rejected a revised set of proposals today.