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"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 9,517 Views 105 Comments

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

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

10 Things Every Teacher Knows To Be True

Apr 23rd 2014, 1:17 PM 36,038 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 14,699 Views 128 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.

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 22,488 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 6,994 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.

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 12,368 Views 16 Comments

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

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 17,185 Views 174 Comments

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

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 12,900 Views 68 Comments

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

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 8,376 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.

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 6,426 Views 55 Comments

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

ASTI and TUI to ballot members on non-cooperation with new Junior Cert
# Jcsa
# Jcsa

ASTI and TUI to ballot members on non-cooperation with new Junior Cert

Jan 18th 2014, 6:00 PM 12,737 Views 67 Comments

The unions say teachers’ concerns over the planned revamp of the junior cycle aren’t being addressed.

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Dec 19th 2013, 10:59 PM 11,537 Views 7 Comments

Everybody’s talking about goings-on at St Vincent’s Hospital, Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, and the IMF on the bondholders…

ASTI accepts latest Haddington Road Agreement
# Teachers
# Teachers

ASTI accepts latest Haddington Road Agreement

Dec 19th 2013, 6:19 PM 11,882 Views 98 Comments

ASTI General Secretary Pat King said failure by the Government to meet its commitments under the deal would be unacceptable.

Result of ASTI Haddington Road vote expected this evening
# Teachers Vote
# Teachers Vote

Result of ASTI Haddington Road vote expected this evening

Dec 19th 2013, 8:51 AM 4,770 Views 26 Comments

In a second vote on the Government pay deal, union leaders have urged secondary teachers to reject it.

Payment for supervision and substitution to stop in 2014 if ASTI reject Haddington deal
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Payment for supervision and substitution to stop in 2014 if ASTI reject Haddington deal

Dec 3rd 2013, 5:24 PM 10,793 Views 54 Comments

The ASTI warns this will lead to a ‘serious escalation’ of the current industrial dispute in schools.

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Dec 2nd 2013, 11:34 PM 16,418 Views 8 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the sentencing of Thomas Byrne, arrests over the Phoenix Park murder and more ‘top up’ revelations.

ASTI promises "strong action" if teachers are made redundant
# Haddington Road
# Haddington Road

ASTI promises "strong action" if teachers are made redundant

Dec 2nd 2013, 1:26 PM 10,645 Views 99 Comments

Nearly 50 posts have been identified as being over the official quota and could be targeted for redundancy, but the ASTI says it will take action if members are hit.

"Initiative overload": ASTI bring Junior Cycle concerns to TDs and Senators
# Reform Plan
# Reform Plan

"Initiative overload": ASTI bring Junior Cycle concerns to TDs and Senators

Nov 27th 2013, 8:00 AM 4,793 Views 29 Comments

Teachers say they have major concerns about how the plans will be implemented. Initial talks with the Department took place on Monday.

ASTI: 'Schools are being run on a shoe-string and teachers have had enough'
# ASTI
# ASTI

ASTI: 'Schools are being run on a shoe-string and teachers have had enough'

Nov 17th 2013, 2:25 PM 12,439 Views 305 Comments

The General Secretary Pat King said if teachers vote no to the Haddington deal then industrial action will continue.

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Nov 16th 2013, 8:03 PM 15,262 Views 2 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the aid crisis in the Philippines, Labour senator injured and the ASTI’s refusal to accept the Haddington Road deal.

ASTI recommends members reject Haddington Road deal
# Teachers
# Teachers

ASTI recommends members reject Haddington Road deal

Nov 16th 2013, 7:53 PM 14,708 Views 195 Comments

The Central Executive Committee decided today that the Haddington Road proposals should be put to a members’ vote.

ASTI recommends ballot of members on new proposals
# Teachers
# Teachers

ASTI recommends ballot of members on new proposals

Nov 12th 2013, 6:14 PM 10,290 Views 104 Comments

The new proposals on the Haddington Road Agreement are the result of talks between union representatives and the department.

Quinn "hopeful" for progress in ASTI dispute as areas of discussion identified
# Haddington Road
# Haddington Road

Quinn "hopeful" for progress in ASTI dispute as areas of discussion identified

Nov 12th 2013, 11:48 AM 3,587 Views 32 Comments

However, the Education Minister said that the “terms and conditions” of the guarantee are not under his control.

Movement in teachers dispute as ASTI to meet department officials tomorrow
# ASTI
# ASTI

Movement in teachers dispute as ASTI to meet department officials tomorrow

Nov 11th 2013, 10:21 PM 6,858 Views 27 Comments

The discussions have come about as a result of informal talks that took place between the parties last week.

Anti-austerity march calls on unions to support ASTI
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Anti-austerity march calls on unions to support ASTI

Oct 12th 2013, 4:09 PM 6,182 Views 62 Comments

Mick O’Reilly of the DCTU said that politics of austerity amounted to a “war on working people’ with the best defence in that war “unflinching solidarity”.

Unions to mount "intensive political campaign" against emergency financial law
# FEMPI
# FEMPI

Unions to mount "intensive political campaign" against emergency financial law

Oct 7th 2013, 1:08 PM 6,230 Views 19 Comments

One union leader says he’ll be seeking a meeting with the Taoiseach to talk about repealing the FEMPI measures, which affect workers who rejected Haddington Road.

Teacher substitution scheme cost almost €90 million last year
# Schools
# Schools

Teacher substitution scheme cost almost €90 million last year

Oct 5th 2013, 7:00 AM 7,432 Views 41 Comments

The Department of Education also has spent over €110 million in costs directly associated with transition year over the past couple of years.

ASTI teachers start industrial action from today
# Teachers
# Teachers

ASTI teachers start industrial action from today

Oct 2nd 2013, 7:26 AM 6,528 Views 101 Comments

The action will see teachers refuse to attend meetings outside of normal school hours.

Top readers' comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Sep 28th 2013, 11:00 AM 9,373 Views 15 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?

ASTI hits out at principals' group over comments on industrial action
# Teachers
# Teachers

ASTI hits out at principals' group over comments on industrial action

Sep 27th 2013, 12:34 PM 7,067 Views 79 Comments

The President of the NAPD had said that the decision by ASTI members to withdraw duties outside of normal school hours, presented “an appalling vista” for principals.

Taoiseach: "This is the Haddington Road Agreement, it will not be renegotiated"
# Teachers
# Teachers

Taoiseach: "This is the Haddington Road Agreement, it will not be renegotiated"

Sep 25th 2013, 11:18 AM 5,850 Views 54 Comments

Enda Kenny asked secondary teachers to consider the implications of industrial action which is due to start next week.

ASTI: 'If they impose further changes we will be forced to react'
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

ASTI: 'If they impose further changes we will be forced to react'

Sep 25th 2013, 10:21 AM 5,443 Views 99 Comments

The ASTI General Secretary Pat King said they won’t be accepting any further cuts.

Poll: Do you agree with the ASTI's plan for industrial action?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with the ASTI's plan for industrial action?

Sep 25th 2013, 9:21 AM 13,821 Views 260 Comments

Teachers are to undertake industrial action next Wednesday and have appealed for the public’s support. Do they have yours?

TUI members will not cover the work of ASTI teachers during industrial action
# Solidarity
# Solidarity

TUI members will not cover the work of ASTI teachers during industrial action

Sep 24th 2013, 6:53 PM 7,904 Views 88 Comments

The TUI has also said that no element of the Haddington Road Agreement is to be implemented in schools yet.

ASTI boss: Teachers' action is "not about pay"
# Haddington Road
# Haddington Road

ASTI boss: Teachers' action is "not about pay"

Sep 24th 2013, 9:01 AM 5,295 Views 91 Comments

Pat King has said the planned action will affect students only “marginally”. Teachers will withdraw from out-of-hours duties including parent and staff meetings from tomorrow week.

'It's not changeable': Tánaiste and Howlin say no renegotiation of Haddington Road
# Teachers
# Teachers

'It's not changeable': Tánaiste and Howlin say no renegotiation of Haddington Road

Sep 24th 2013, 8:59 AM 3,002 Views 15 Comments

The two Labour ministers’ comments come in the wake of ASTI members rejecting the public sector pay deal.

ASTI industrial action to begin on 2 October
# Teachers Strike
# Teachers Strike

ASTI industrial action to begin on 2 October

Sep 23rd 2013, 7:07 PM 10,447 Views 93 Comments

The union says that it will withdraw from school meetings, in-service training and parent-teacher meetings.

ASTI to discuss industrial action by teachers
# Teachers
# Teachers

ASTI to discuss industrial action by teachers

Sep 23rd 2013, 7:52 AM 3,902 Views 51 Comments

In a ballot on Friday, teachers rejected the Haddington Road public sector pay deal and voted in favour of industrial action.

ASTI chief: Teachers have had enough
# Teachers Strike
# Teachers Strike

ASTI chief: Teachers have had enough

Sep 22nd 2013, 8:29 PM 18,031 Views 237 Comments

Pat King said that the “fabric of schools” is being taken away.