Schools now being closed indefinately due to industrial action

wexfordman

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My child (5th yr student) just came home from school with a letter given to all pupils stating that the school will not be able to re-open after the mid term break,

Its a long letter, but basicaly says that it cannot implement alternative solutions to cover supervision etc in a timely fashion, and it will take up to 6 weeks to have this in place.

"While the board of management/Manager wished to keep the school open it is not, regrettably, possible to re-open the school after the mid-term break until appropriate health and safety and child protection provisions can be established.

The boards of Management/Manager is assured by the JMP that it will continue to advocate for schools with the DES and the ASTI in pursuit of an early resolution of this industrial action. The board will keep the situation under review and you will be notified as soon as feasible of relevant developments"


My daughter summarised, that we are instructed not to send them back to school after the mid term break unless otherwise instructed!
 


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Maggie Thatcher had a way of dealing with unruly PS workers, who caused serious problems for society. This strike cannot be allowed to continue, let's source scab teachers to teach the kids.
 

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If my child was doing the leaving I would be livid.
 

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Maggie Thatcher had a way of dealing with unruly PS workers, who caused serious problems for society. This strike cannot be allowed to continue, let's source scab teachers to teach the kids.
When people dont have mortgages to pay they can go on strike.

Fundamental problem for this right wing lunatic government.

They want 50% of people in private rented accommodation. But guess what? These means people can strike more and more.

Thatcher got as many people on mortgages as possible to prevent industrial unrest.

FG own right wing antics will destroy them.

They only have utter contempt for any young person trying to get a house. They want an underclass to make themselves feel better.
 

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Maggie Thatcher had a way of dealing with unruly PS workers, who caused serious problems for society. This strike cannot be allowed to continue, let's source scab teachers to teach the kids.

Maggie had a great way of shutting down large swathes of the UK industrial base too. Tremendous foresight. Eminently successful.
 
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The OPer might want to have the thread title changed.
 

Clanrickard

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Maggie had a great way of shutting down large swathes of the UK industrial base too. Tremendous foresight. Eminently successful.
Really? Which ones?
 

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Harold Wilson once said that a week was a long time in politics.
A mid-term break week is an age in industrial relations.
If both sides are sufficiently determined to resolve this, it should be possible to do so quickly enough.
 

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School could open rightly if they allowed 6th and 3rd year student into classes.
The JMB's only reason for doing this is to heap the pressure on the union members on behalf of the government, divide and conquer.
They are doing the same by making non ASTI members sign a form to say that they are available for work on the dates that s&s have been withdrawn.
If the TUI say that they are intent on achieving equal pay for equal work and getting it's members paid properly for s&s then they should instruct their members to sign no form or take on any duties for ASTI members for the duration of the industrial action.
 

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Do teachers get paid extra for covering classes of other teachers on sick leave or absent?
 

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Do teachers get paid extra for covering classes of other teachers on sick leave or absent?
Only those in TUI, and that only a pittance.


Originally it used to be voluntary, then they offered payment for it. Some people signed up for it and others didn't. Then, under CP, they made it compulsory and unpaid, and those who had opted out had to take a salary deduction to stay opted out. Now, they are paying €800 a year to those who signed up to the latest Landsdowne Road agreement, and refusing to pay ASTI members while expecting them to carry on doing the work. That is at the core of their gripe.
 


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