Budget 2013 - As It Happened - RTÉ News
Ah, for Pete's sake! The Croke Park Agreement protects core pay in the public sector. Therefore, the Government had to introduce a cut to the entitlement in question in order to avoid further cutbacks to the frontline of primary education. What did the INTO expect?!16:15
The INTO has described the decision to cut pregnant teachers entitlement to time in lieu for some holidays that fall during maternity leave as "regressive and unfair".
Sheila Nunan, General Secretary of primary teachers' union, said it would closely examine the implications of the decision on equality grounds and would seek advice.