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ASTI recommends ballot of members on new proposals

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

TEACHERS’ UNION ASTI has recommended a ballot of members based on the outcome of talks between its representatives and the Department of Education and Skills today.

Members of the union had originally rejected the Haddington Road Agreement, though the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) voted to accept it.

Talks on the public pay deal and other issues concluded today. The union said a number of concerns were discussed and this has resulted in “important proposals”.

This includes new commitments in relation to supervision and substitution, the employment conditions of part-time and temporary teachers, the reform of the Junior Cycle, posts of responsibility and the use of additional working hours.

The ASTI Central Executive Council will meet this Saturday to consider the recommendation of the Standing Committee that a ballot be held.

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