Teachers unions say another work stoppage at secondary schools will go ahead next week.

The ASTI and TUI held further talks on the issue of junior cert reform with Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan today.

The Minister wants teachers to assess 40% of the work of their own students however

a joint statement from the ASTI and TUI TUI said there is a “considerable difference” between the two sides.

Secondary teachers will hold a second strike on the issue next Thursday, January 22nd.

Speaking following the unions' announcement the Minister claimed there is "no basis" for secondary teachers to go ahead with their planned withdrawl of labour.

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