Secondary school teachers lost €5 million over strike

ASTI went on strike demanding pay equality for newly qualified teachers

19th March, 2017

Around 14,000 secondary school teachers in the ASTI lost more than €5 million in wages due to their three days of industrial action.

The ASTI had gone on strike demanding pay equality for newly qualified teachers and refusing to work an additional hour per week agreed under a previous public sector pay deal.

It also instructed its members to withdraw from supervision and substitution duties, which had the effect of closing most secondary schools.

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