Activists group calls on teaching unions to unite against new public service pay agreement

Activists group calls on teaching unions to unite against new public service pay agreement

There are calls for Ireland's teaching unions to form a united front to resolve the issue of pay equalisation.

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation will take part in a new Government review on the issue, despite its members voting overwhelmingly against the new public service pay agreement.

Eddie Conlon is spokesperson for TUI Grassroots, a group of activists within the union.

He said: "At this point, what the TUI needs to do is meet with the INTO and try to agree a common strategy based on the mandate they have been given.

"We have to see what the members of the ASTI will do, but I would call on them to reject this agreement.

"The three teaching unions should agree a common strategy on this issue now."

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