Teachers union warns Education Minister it's 'losing patience' as strike threat looms over pay demands



Teachers unions are ramping up pressure for a final deal to end two-tier pay scales.

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) is preparing to ballot members next month to refresh a two-year-old mandate for industrial action, including strike.

The Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO) says it is “losing patience” over a commitment made last April to a review that would give “full consideration” to outstanding pay inequality matters.

The Association of Secondary Teachers’ Ireland (ASTI) also pointed to the lapse of time since the April promise, as well as recent pay developments in the wider public service. Read article

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