SBP Editorial: ASTI members must work towards a better union

It is time for the ASTI to pull back for the sake of its students and its own members

30th October, 2016
Pictured as the ASTI held a protest outside Dail Eireann to highlight the fact that recently qualified teachers are on inferior pay scales PIc:

One of the interesting quirks of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland’s membership rules is that priests are not allowed to join. This dates back to the era when many priests and nuns were actively teaching in schools run by the religious orders.

The ASTI felt it would be a conflict of interest to have teaching priests in its union, when it would be negotiating with their superiors as part of its regular...

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