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ASTI recommends members reject Haddington Road deal

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

Updated 20.10pm

The Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) said today they could not recommend that its members accept the Haddington Road proposals.

This evening, the union’s 180-member Central Executive Council decided to hold a vote on the matter at a meeting in Dublin, resulting in a recommendation that members reject the proposals.

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The committee decided that the Haddington Road proposals should be put to a members’ vote.

The new proposals relate 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.

Speaking on RTE’s Six One News, the General Secretary Pat King said he was happy that teachers would get the opportunity to vote on their working condition in a ballot, stating: “This will be a decision made by teachers.”

He said the ballot would take place in the next couple of weeks.

Read: ASTI recommends ballot of members on new proposals>

Read: Quinn “hopeful” for progress in ASTI dispute as areas of discussion identified>

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