Will your secondary school be affected by the ASTI strike?

first_imgThe 15 ETB Schools and 5 Youthreach Centres under the direct management of Donegal Education and Training Board (ETB) will not be impacted by any of the proposed strike action announced by ASTI (the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland), scheduled for implementation from October to December of this year.This is because the majority of teachers who work in the schools and centres under the management of Donegal ETB are members of TUI (Teachers’ Union of Ireland).The TUI negotiated the implementation of revised salary arrangements over two phases in 2017 and 2018. The effect of this will be to assimilate new entrants to teaching onto a single new salary scale which will incorporate the honours primary degree allowance.Meanwhile, ASTI members have voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action over lower pay for recently qualified teachers and the worsening of ASTI members’ terms and conditions.The 15 schools under the management of Donegal ETB and who will not be affected by the strike actions are:Abbey Vocational School – Donegal TownColáiste Ailigh – LetterkennyColáiste na Carraige – CarrickColáiste Phobail Cholmcille – Tory IslandCrana College – BuncranaDeele College – RaphoeErrigal College – LetterkennyFinn Valley College – StranorlarGaelcholaiste Chinaél Eoghain – BuncranaGairmschoil Mhic Diarmada – Arranmore IslandGarimscoil Chú Uladh – CloghanMagh Ene College – BundoranMoville Community College – MovilleMulroy College – MilfordSt. Catherine’s Vocational School – Killybegs Ms Anne McHugh, Chief Executive Donegal ETB, stated; “We are delighted that the TUI, the union representing teachers within our schools, has negotiated a package with the Department of Education and Skills.”“We are also pleased that our schools have embraced the implementation of the new Junior Cycle and that all our students are currently studying the new syllabis and presenting work for the new forms of assessment.”“I want to acknowledge the professionalism of our teachers in responding to change within our schools. I am also pleased that there will be no disruption to our education service for all our students and their parents.”The first cohort of Junior Cycle students studying the revised syllabus in English will sit the examination paper devised by the State Examinations Commission in June 2017 in all of the 15 Donegal ETB schools. This will be followed by new examinations in Science and Business Studies in June 2018 and other subjects in a phased roll out in subsequent years.Details of the strike schedule can be found by clicking here. Will your secondary school be affected by the ASTI strike? was last modified: October 16th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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