Teacher unions call on government to reverse vaccination rollout decision

There is a lot of ‘nervousness and concern’ among teachers in the region over the revised vaccine rollout programme.

That’s according to Brendan Greene of St. Clare’s Comprehensive school in Manorhamilton and north west representative of the Teachers Union of Ireland.

Last week the government changed the vaccine plan to remove priority categories for at-risk occupations, instead deciding to go from an age-based approach.

Unions are set to vote on balloting for industrial action if their members aren’t prioritised for Covid-19 vaccines.

The ASTI, TUI and INTO leadership has been drawing up a joint motion, with their annual conferences opening today.

Speaking to OceanFM News, Brendan Greene says there is a lot of concern among teachers with students returning on the 12th of April