The ASTI exists to serve the agendas of older teachers and threw its younger members under a bus

The ASTI is more cuckoo than the workers’ union

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Elaine Byrne

30th October, 2016
The ASTI held a protest outside Dail Eireann to highlight the fact that recently qualified teachers are on inferior pay scales Pic: RollingNews.ie

The definition of a union is an association formed by people with a common interest or purpose. The Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland is not a union.

The ASTI best resembles the cuckoo. The native Irish bird is known for its brazen behaviour, pushing the eggs from the nests of other birds and laying their own eggs there instead. The cuckoo has the knack of manipulating that bird to raise its young as if...

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