Monday March 30, 2020

First steps to merge teachers' unions

Historic divisions may yet prove a barrier to plans to create powerful union, writes Gerard Flynn.

27th April, 2014
RuairI­ Quinn preparing to address the ASTI Conference in Whites Hotel, Wexford town.

Proposals at the second-level teachers' conferences for a merger are the initial steps in a plan to form a federal union of teachers and education employees which would become a core element of the restructured Irish Congress of Trades Unions (ICTU).

The medium-term intention is to rebuild congress with six divisions of merged and affiliated unions with education being a major part of a revitalised central union body, which could save costs on shared services'...

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