Call For Govt To Reconsider The Imposition Of Measures On Public Servants

The ASTI Executive is calling on the Government to reconsider the imposition of unfair and draconian measures on public servants who have already suffered great pain in the name of austerity, as the union prepares to ballot its 17,000 members.

In March of this year, ASTI members voted to reject the Croke Park II Proposals by 84% to 16%. In May, members were balloted on, and voted in favour of, industrial action to be taken in the event of unilateral changes to teachers' pay and conditions.

At its meeting on Thursday, the ASTI Central Executive Council voted to put the Haddington Road Agreement to a ballot of members with a recommendation to reject the agreement.

Members of the Central Executive Council expressed the view that teachers have given enough, including a 14% pay cut, which was imposed on all public servants. New teachers have been singled out for further cuts and all teachers' working conditions have suffered greatly as schools have lost teaching staff and other vital resources.


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