Teachers in danger of being pushed down the line for vaccinations

A north west teachers  union official says there are fears teachers may end up further down the list when it comes to essential workers being vaccinated against Covid-19.


Teachers say proposed changes to the government’s vaccination schedule would undermine efforts of staff to keep schools open.


The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation said it would be seeking an emergency meeting with the Department of Education over the issue.


The Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland, which represents second level teachers, said it too would be demanding an urgent meeting with the Department.


Brendan Greene, of St. Clare’s Comprehensive school in Manorhamilton, is north west representative of the Teachers Union of Ireland, which also represents secondary teachers.


He says with the return to school, there was an expectation that all education workers would be a priority.

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