Working conditions of new teachers, the grading of students in state exams, Junior Cycle reform and the Croke Park agreement will dominate the annual Easter conference of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) in Cork this week.
The union, which represents about 18,000 teachers at second level, will debate an "urgent motion" on "the unfair treatment of new teachers", which will include discussion about their pension entitlements and the issue of part-time/temporary teachers.
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