Comment: A teachers' strike would be ruinous

If this march towards industrial action is not sorted out now the repercussions for our students and wider society will be dire

21st September, 2020
Comment: A teachers' strike would be ruinous
Educating children right now retains the capacity to bring some kind of calm and certainty within our troubled society. Picture: Sasko Lazarov/Rollingnews.ie

Strike! Call it "industrial action" if you will, but that is what Irish secondary school teachers are now talking about.

Back at school just three or so weeks and the Association of Secondary School Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) are moving to ballot their members on concerns teachers have about Covid-19.

This is shocking. Whichever way you examine this situation, it’s shocking. Effectively, it means that both the Department of Education and the teachers cannot agree...

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