Thursday June 4, 2020

The ASTI strategy – then and now – is bonkers

ASTI strike action led to violent street protests - and they didn’t get their 30 per cent pay rise

6th November, 2016
Teachers from Dominican College on Griffith Avenue in Dublin on strike action late last month Pic: RollingNews.ie

On Monday, ASTI members will, without any sense of self-awareness, strike outside secondary schools with ‘Equal Pay for Equal Work’ placards.

No such noble republican aspiration of equality has ever existed within the teaching profession. A teacher’s salary is defined by increments, otherwise known to the common man as seniority payments.

A teacher appointed before 2011 with four years service will earn €34,113. With another 12 months on the job, that...

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