Primary teachers plan protest against Budget cuts

The main trade union representing primary-school teachers is vowing to hold a series of national protests against measures announced in the Budget.

The national executive of the INTO is holding an emergency meeting this afternoon to decide its course of action in response to government cutbacks.

The union says teachers and parents are outraged at the Government's decision to increase class sizes and cut funding for language support.

It is accusing the Government of going the wrong way in its efforts to bail out the Irish economy.

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