Teachers Strike – No Solidarity

Pabilito

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Teachers are striking over equal pay for new entrants however unequal pay is a direct result of teachers unions largely representing established teachers who instead of taking the level of pay cuts required during the recession, chose to dump on new entrant teachers by pulling up the ladder and paying new entrants less in order to selfishly preserve their own higher pay.…. no solidarity there!!

But now, even before the first day their so called "solidarity" strike has ended, the unions representing the largely higher paid established teachers are climbing down and suggesting “Permanent Contracts” instead of equal pay for their lower class colleagues..

Where's the Solidarity?
 


ruserious

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They want equal pay for equal work. Are they trying to say that a teacher with 30 years experience delivers equal work as a new hire?
 

Northsideman

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They want equal pay for equal work. Are they trying to say that a teacher with 30 years experience delivers equal work as a new hire?
Many teachers with 30 years are wasters and can't be got rid of, so the newbie may be much better, you can't generalise.
 

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They want equal pay for equal work. Are they trying to say that a teacher with 30 years experience delivers equal work as a new hire?
Equal pay for equal work doesn't exclude extra pay for long service and experience. It's about workers on the same level being paid different rates.
 

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If they reduce the pay for the senior teachers it will be equalised
 

drummed

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Drove by a school today and saw a teacher marching. Had to swerve suddenly.

Sadly, I missed her. Ah well.
 

GrainneDee

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Teachers are striking over equal pay for new entrants however unequal pay is a direct result of teachers unions largely representing established teachers who instead of taking the level of pay cuts required during the recession, chose to dump on new entrant teachers by pulling up the ladder and paying new entrants less in order to selfishly preserve their own higher pay.…. no solidarity there!!
Pay inequality was imposed across the public service without any consultation with unions, through the Dáil.
 

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Nobody is forced to be a teacher, they agreed a rate when they took the job, there's no lock on the gate.
 

firefly123

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Drove by a school today and saw a teacher marching. Had to swerve suddenly.

Sadly, I missed her. Ah well.
I'm sure she heard you coming a mile off with that zetor of yours
 

ShoutingIsLeadership

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Nobody is forced to be a teacher, they agreed a rate when they took the job, there's no lock on the gate.
Nurses followed that advice, and now we're begging them to come back. Teachers are doing it also.

Talk about short sighted
 

ShoutingIsLeadership

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Teachers are striking over equal pay for new entrants however unequal pay is a direct result of teachers unions largely representing established teachers who instead of taking the level of pay cuts required during the recession, chose to dump on new entrant teachers by pulling up the ladder and paying new entrants less in order to selfishly preserve their own higher pay.…. no solidarity there!!

But now, even before the first day their so called "solidarity" strike has ended, the unions representing the largely higher paid established teachers are climbing down and suggesting “Permanent Contracts” instead of equal pay for their lower class colleagues..

Where's the Solidarity?
Links?

Evidence?

Punctuation?
 

OrderoftheDragon

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Nobody is forced to be a teacher, they agreed a rate when they took the job, there's no lock on the gate.
That is the most childish argument in the world, any worker who is not happy with their conditions is well within their rights to protest about it and bring about change, your childish and idiotic argument effectively means we would all be on 1900's wages.
 

GrainneDee

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Nobody is forced to be a teacher, they agreed a rate when they took the job, there's no lock on the gate.
Most of us didn't agree to the changes in terms and conditions that were forced on us. As for the young teachers, just because reluctantly take on unfavourable conditions to be able to practice their profession doesn't mean they have to sit back and accept these conditions.
 

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Did new TDs start on a lesser rate than their colleagues?
Actually, I think they used to. Think there was a higher salary that they got after a couple of terms.
 


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