Elaine Byrne: Dystopian reality of the ASTI leadership
Some of the people who teach Ireland’s children reject the values of compromise, cooperation and conciliation
The ASTI has become infected by Orwellianism. They live in a world bereft of reason. A place called Animal Farm where an all-out war on facts is raged. Welcome to 1984 and the dystopian reality of the ASTI union leadership. They have invented three new rules for their unreasonable industrial dispute.
Rule 1: “Doublethink”
For three weeks last November, the ASTI leadership sat in negotiations chaired by the Teachers’ Conciliation Council to hammer out a deal with...
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