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# asti - Monday 1 April, 2013

Teachers discuss Croke Park II at conferences
# Education
# Education

Teachers discuss Croke Park II at conferences

Apr 1st 2013, 5:57 PM 8,596 Views 78 Comments

INTO President spoke of “increasing anger” over education cuts.

# asti - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Secondary teachers' union to recommend No vote on pay proposals
# Croke Park 2
# Croke Park 2

Secondary teachers' union to recommend No vote on pay proposals

Mar 7th 2013, 7:11 PM 7,458 Views 82 Comments

The ASTI says public sector workers have already contributed enough, and savings should be made through the tax system.

# asti - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

PHOTOS: Teachers protest over class sizes and unequal pay
# Education
# Education

PHOTOS: Teachers protest over class sizes and unequal pay

Oct 24th 2012, 6:34 PM 13,981 Views 157 Comments

The three main teachers’ unions held the rally at Leinster House, demanding ‘equal pay for equal work’.

Valuing Education protest to be held near Dáil today
# Education
# Education

Valuing Education protest to be held near Dáil today

Oct 24th 2012, 11:49 AM 2,585 Views 51 Comments

The pre-Budget rally will look at a number of issues, including pay for young teachers.

# asti - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Teachers respond to Taoiseach's 40-hour-week request
# Education
# Education

Teachers respond to Taoiseach's 40-hour-week request

Sep 16th 2012, 2:09 PM 24,874 Views 220 Comments

Teachers’ unions say they already work more than 40 hours a week – and more than their counterparts across the globe.

# asti - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

New teachers' salaries down 30 per cent since 2010
# Back To School
# Back To School

New teachers' salaries down 30 per cent since 2010

Aug 28th 2012, 10:52 AM 9,018 Views 76 Comments

Unions hope the government will lift the suspension on new teachers’ allowances in a cabinet meeting next week.

# asti - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Leaving Cert students asked to reflect during 'challenging' English exam
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert students asked to reflect during 'challenging' English exam

Jun 6th 2012, 3:07 PM 6,091 Views 25 Comments

The theme for today’s higher level paper was Memories.

# asti - Thursday 17 May, 2012

School which expelled pupils over abusive Facebook posts won't comment
# Bullying
# Bullying

School which expelled pupils over abusive Facebook posts won't comment

May 17th 2012, 11:06 AM 9,706 Views 438 Comments

The school is reported to have suspended four pupils earlier this week. Separately, the Education Minister has opened an anti-bullying forum in Dublin today.

# asti - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Ruairi Quinn refuses to rule out cuts to teacher allowances
# Education
# Education

Ruairi Quinn refuses to rule out cuts to teacher allowances

Apr 11th 2012, 9:50 AM 3,446 Views 52 Comments

The Minister for Education said Fine Gael Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames was ‘misinformed’ in her criticism of his policies.

Column: Smart economy? Schools are so hamstrung they’re cutting subjects
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Smart economy? Schools are so hamstrung they’re cutting subjects

Apr 11th 2012, 7:30 AM 5 Views 19 Comments

If we want that ‘knowledge economy’ we’re always hearing about, the Government needs a serious change of direction, writes Aaron McKenna.

# asti - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Apr 10th 2012, 8:07 PM 5,268 Views 1 Comment

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

Quinn will back move to stop discrimination against gay teachers
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Quinn will back move to stop discrimination against gay teachers

Apr 10th 2012, 7:04 PM 3,791 Views 63 Comments

The education minister is “determined” to amend laws allowing schools to discriminate on the basis of their religious ethos.

Teachers warn of strike ballots if allowances are cut
# Croke Park Deal
# Croke Park Deal

Teachers warn of strike ballots if allowances are cut

Apr 10th 2012, 5:55 PM 3,536 Views 37 Comments

Both the TUI and ASTI say they will consider any cuts to teachers’ allowances as a breach of the Croke Park Agreement.

Three teacher conferences to take place this week
# Teachers
# Teachers

Three teacher conferences to take place this week

Apr 10th 2012, 8:11 AM 1,407 Views 13 Comments

The INTO will debate a motion demanding that the guarantees under the Croke Park Agreement that there will be no further pay cuts or compulsory redundancies will continue to apply – or they will ballot for industrial action.

# asti - Monday 19 March, 2012

Teachers' union rejects Friends of the Elderly's Transition Year claims
# TY
# TY

Teachers' union rejects Friends of the Elderly's Transition Year claims

Mar 19th 2012, 2:48 PM 5,167 Views 31 Comments

Earlier today, the Friends of the Elderly said they wanted the “self-indulgent” year scrapped.

# asti - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Teacher healthcare service cost Dept of Education €1m last year
# Teachers
# Teachers

Teacher healthcare service cost Dept of Education €1m last year

Mar 13th 2012, 4:01 PM 5,728 Views 20 Comments

The department said that the system has led to a 15 per cent reduction in teacher absenteeism over four years.

# asti - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Teachers angry as allowances suspended
# Education
# Education

Teachers angry as allowances suspended

Feb 1st 2012, 8:21 AM 7,460 Views 106 Comments

The Teachers Union of Ireland has claimed the suspension will lead to a further loss of income for new teachers of up to 15 per cent.

# asti - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Junior Cert to be significantly changed under new scheme
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Junior Cert to be significantly changed under new scheme

Nov 3rd 2011, 12:05 PM 2,626 Views 11 Comments

Minister of Education gives his approval to NCCA’s proposals to change the focus of the Junior Cert from rote learning and state exams.

# asti - Friday 30 September, 2011

Teachers attack 'larcenous' and 'unjust' plans for public pension reform
# Public Pensions
# Public Pensions

Teachers attack 'larcenous' and 'unjust' plans for public pension reform

Sep 30th 2011, 8:52 AM 930 Views 57 Comments

Unions claim a new reform of pensions mean that new teachers will pay more into their pension funds than they’ll get back out.

# asti - Monday 12 September, 2011

"Unqualified" maths teachers to receive training
# Schools
# Schools

"Unqualified" maths teachers to receive training

Sep 12th 2011, 12:29 PM 1,435 Views 10 Comments

A new survey has shown that out of 2,045 maths teachers in Irish secondary schools, 49 were not qualified to teach the subject and 596 have just some studies done in the subject.

# asti - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Ruairi Quinn: Michael Noonan has a tougher job than Michael Collins...
# Education
# Education

Ruairi Quinn: Michael Noonan has a tougher job than Michael Collins...

Apr 26th 2011, 6:34 PM 1,433 Views 0 Comments

The Education Minister warns secondary school teachers that budgets are tight as the State’s first Finance Minister Collins had “more room for manouevre” than his most recent successor.

# asti - Thursday 17 February, 2011

Teachers' groups broadly welcome FF and Labour education plans
# Education
# Education

Teachers' groups broadly welcome FF and Labour education plans

Feb 17th 2011, 2:38 PM 1,484 Views 0 Comments

But both the ASTI and the INTO say many of the proposals have been previously mooted and ask: Why haven’t they been implemented already?