School secretaries secure breakthrough in their industrial action

School secretaries have secured a breakthrough in their industrial action against the department of education.


They’ve been on a work-to-rule looking for an end to what they call a “two-tier pay system”.


Just ten per cent of them have contracts.


Yesterday Education Minister and Donegal TD Joe McHugh agreed to talks at the Workplace Relations Commission.


Fórsa Union member and Manorhamilton based school secretary Frank Considene says it was good to see TD’s acknowledge the role secretaries pay in Schools and that input was a help in changing the minister’s mind.