LISTEN: Shannonside teachers fear no quick solution to ASTI dispute

Teachers across the Shannonside have expressed doubt that the current dispute between the ASTI and the Department of Education will be resolved quickly. Dozens of schools across the region today failed to open as ASTI refused to engage in substitution and supervision hours. Talks between the government and the teacher’s union failed to reach agreement…

Teachers across the Shannonside have expressed doubt that the current dispute between the ASTI and the Department of Education will be resolved quickly.

Dozens of schools across the region today failed to open as ASTI refused to engage in substitution and supervision hours.

Talks between the government and the teacher’s union failed to reach agreement last night, and teachers are also due to go on strike tomorrow in a separate issue over low pay for teachers qualified since 2011

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Padraig McWeeney of St Mels’ College in Longford town thinks it’s time for a third party such as the Labour Court to get involved:

 

Sean Bohan, shop steward for the ASTI at the Mercy secondary school in Ballymahon thinks the row will rumble on for a number of days yet:

 

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