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# asti - Thursday 27 October, 2016

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 48,891 Views 334 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 17,813 Views 163 Comments

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

# asti - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

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 7,184 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.

# asti - Friday 14 October, 2016

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 45,852 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 12,657 Views 52 Comments

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

# asti - Thursday 13 October, 2016

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 16,695 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 9,296 Views 41 Comments

The results of two ASTI ballots will be revealed.

# asti - Friday 30 September, 2016

'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 18,377 Views 46 Comments

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

# asti - Saturday 17 September, 2016

'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 208 Views 56 Comments

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

# asti - Saturday 3 September, 2016

'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 14,384 Views 78 Comments

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

# asti - Monday 30 May, 2016

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 18,718 Views 34 Comments

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

# asti - Sunday 29 May, 2016

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 15,435 Views 75 Comments

2016 has not been a good year for industrial relations.

# asti - Friday 20 May, 2016

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 38,461 Views 166 Comments

The hours were agreed under the Croke Park agreement.

# asti - Thursday 24 March, 2016

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 9,889 Views 16 Comments

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

# asti - Friday 18 March, 2016

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 16,024 Views 66 Comments

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

# asti - Thursday 7 May, 2015

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 9,086 Views 88 Comments

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

# asti - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

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 7,872 Views 34 Comments

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

# asti - Friday 13 February, 2015

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 16,272 Views 36 Comments

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

# asti - Friday 6 February, 2015

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 11,110 Views 79 Comments

Will it mean peace in our time?

# asti - Thursday 22 January, 2015

"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 20,325 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.

# asti - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

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 14,024 Views 93 Comments

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

# asti - Friday 12 December, 2014

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 10,395 Views 101 Comments

Teachers will hold their second strike on Thursday 22 January.

# asti - Monday 8 December, 2014

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 179 Views 29 Comments

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

# asti - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

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 9,808 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 154 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 30,131 Views 177 Comments

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

# asti - Monday 1 December, 2014

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

Teachers are almost certainly going on strike tomorrow

Dec 1st 2014, 1:52 PM 18,831 Views 119 Comments

Neither the minister nor the unions will budge.

# asti - Friday 14 November, 2014

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

Secondary teachers are going on strike in December

Nov 14th 2014, 10:58 PM 35,357 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 150 Views 37 Comments

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

# asti - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

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 11,433 Views 47 Comments

Teaching unions rejected a revised set of proposals today.

# asti - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 7th 2014, 5:30 PM 9,501 Views 105 Comments

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

# asti - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

10 Things Every Teacher Knows To Be True
# Sir Sir Sir
From The Daily Edge
# Sir Sir Sir

10 Things Every Teacher Knows To Be True

Apr 23rd 2014, 1:17 PM 35,972 Views 35 Comments

Those who can, teach.

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

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

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:40 AM 14,674 Views 126 Comments

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.

# asti - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Education Minister faces sustained heckling and booing as he speaks to secondary teachers
# Rumble For Ruairi
# Rumble For Ruairi

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

Apr 22nd 2014, 11:01 PM 22,467 Views 169 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 22nd 2014, 12:40 PM 6,971 Views 45 Comments

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.

# asti - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

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

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

Mar 12th 2014, 11:53 AM 12,362 Views 16 Comments

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

# asti - Friday 21 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 21st 2014, 9:49 PM 17,162 Views 174 Comments

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

# asti - Friday 14 February, 2014

Quinn 'regrets' teachers' decision to ballot for industrial action
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

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

Feb 14th 2014, 7:26 PM 12,886 Views 68 Comments

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

# asti - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

4.5 days: The amount of training English teachers will get for junior cycle reform
# Junior Cycle Student Award
# Junior Cycle Student Award

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

Jan 21st 2014, 4:11 PM 8,358 Views 48 Comments

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.

# asti - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Quinn prepared to have Dept officials meet with concerned teachers
# Junior Cycle Student Award
# Junior Cycle Student Award

Quinn prepared to have Dept officials meet with concerned teachers

Jan 19th 2014, 2:38 PM 6,412 Views 55 Comments

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