Teachers Announce Day Of Strike Action For January

Teachers will hold another one day of strike action on Thursday 22 January in an ongoing protest over Junior Cycle reforms.

The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) and the Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI) announced the second day of strike, and said that they would be prepared to take a third day "if necessary".

It follows the breakdown of talks between teachers unions and the Department of Education, over reforms to the Junior Certificate Cycle.

Minister for Education and Skills, Jan Sullivan, said the strike action was "unwarranted and unreasonable".


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