Secondary school teachers to hold one-day strike

Secondary school teachers to hold one-day strike

Secondary school teachers will hold a one-day strike before the General Election.

The action comes after members of the Teachers' Union of Ireland voted 89% in favour of industrial action over issues of pay and security of employment for young teachers.

Members will engage in a one-day strike on a date yet to be decided.

They say the stoppage will go ahead unless their demand for meaningful talks is met.

Lecturers in Institutes of Technology will also strike on February 3 over serious concerns in their sector.

Their union, the TUI, has said key concerns include chronic underfunding of the sector, a rise in student numbers when the amount of lecturers has dropped and the precarious nature of many lecturers' employment status.

Read: Lecturers ‘brutalised’ by cutbacks announce strike action

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