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A dispute over the legal cover for Leaving Cert teachers has been resolved between the Department of Education and ASTI. The union had concerns the state indemnity being offered didn’t go far enough in protecting teachers from potential claims by students. They’ve received clarification that if a pupil, unhappy with…

The ASTI says it has concerns the indemnity brought in around calculated grades doesn’t protect teachers enough. The union believe it covers schools and principals but has received legal advice and is requesting the Minister for Education Joe McHugh and the Department of Education to provide full indemnity. Guidelines were…

Teachers in the North West are believed to be unsurprised by developments between the ASTI and government over the Croke Park Pay deal. Schools around the country including some in Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim received a letter this week stating that any surplus teachers would be facing redundancy instead of…

Up to 30 secondary schools in Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal will be affected if the ASTI votes to go on strike. The 18,000 members of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland are currently voting on proposals aimed at resolving a series of disputes between the union and the Department of…

The ASTI is defending claims it’s using school children as pawns in its dispute with the Department of Education. The National Parents Council post primary yesterday hit out at the union calling for no more disruption to their children’s education and for any further industrial action to take place outside…