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# asti - Monday 7 October, 2013

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

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.

# asti - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Teacher substitution scheme cost almost €90 million last year

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

# asti - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

ASTI teachers start industrial action from today

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

# asti - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week

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

# asti - Friday 27 September, 2013

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

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.

# asti - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

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

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'

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

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

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

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# asti - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

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

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"

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

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

# asti - Monday 23 September, 2013

ASTI industrial action to begin on 2 October

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

ASTI to discuss industrial action by teachers

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

# asti - Sunday 22 September, 2013

ASTI chief: Teachers have had enough

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

# asti - Friday 20 September, 2013

TUI votes to accept Haddington Road after ASTI members say 'no'

The TUI’s General Secretary said members had accepted the public sector pay deal reluctantly, but that in this case it was the “lesser of two evils”.

ASTI reject Haddington Road agreement, vote for industrial action

The union representing 17,000 secondary teachers voted by way of a 63 per cent majority to reject the deal.

# asti - Monday 29 July, 2013

One teacher gets €8,573 cheque as over 1,600 receive arrears from Department

Arrears totalling €4 million have been repaid, after problems calculating rates for new teachers last year.

# asti - Friday 28 June, 2013

Another union votes in favour of Haddington Road deal

The Association of Higher and Civil Public Servants has voted 64 to 36 per cent to back the agreement.

# asti - Friday 21 June, 2013

TUI, ASTI recommend ballot of members on Haddington Road pay deal

The teachers’ unions both decided today to recommend a ballot of their members. The move comes after a number of unions accepted the deal.

# asti - Friday 24 May, 2013

Brian Hayes: 'Unions who reject new public pay deal will face harsher cuts'

Negotiations have “concluded” on the Haddington Road deal, said the junior finance minister, adding less favourable conditions will apply to those unions who reject it.

# asti - Friday 19 April, 2013

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Three teachers unions to ballot for industrial action including possible strikes

The executives of the ASTI, the TUI and the INTO have decided to begin balloting members next month.

# asti - Monday 1 April, 2013

Teachers discuss Croke Park II at conferences

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

# asti - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Secondary teachers' union to recommend No vote on pay proposals

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

# asti - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

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PHOTOS: Teachers protest over class sizes and unequal pay

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.