ASTI schools close in dispute between union and Government
Scoil Mhuire teacher Michael Doherty, a member of the ASTI’s central executive committee, is hopeful that his union’s industrial action – which sees two Inishowen secondary schools, and hundreds of others nationwide, close today – will be resolved by the end of the week.
But he fears that the intransigence of Minister for Education could see the dispute continue into next week.
“I’m hoping the dispute can be resolved by the end of the week,” Mr Doherty said.
“We’re at stalemate at the moment, but there must be some kind of resolution made, and some form of commitment from the Government.”
Mr Doherty believes that the deal cut between the Government and the Garda unions at the Labour Court, which averted a planned strike by gardaí last Friday, shows an accommodation can be found.
“It’s provides a chink of light not just to the ASTI but to all unions,” he said.
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