8th March 2019
Meeting in Cork City today, the Central Executive Committee of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation discussed the union’s ongoing negotiations with Government on new entrant pay. In a ballot of members late last year, members of the union rejected the proposed agreement arising from negotiations to the Public Sector Stability Agreement.
Following this ballot, INTO engaged in a national consultation with members and subsequently entered into engagement with government on a resolution for the 2011 – 2014 cohort of teachers, who continue to be paid less than their colleagues.
INTO General Secretary Designate John Boyle said “INTO remain committed to securing a resolution which will ensure that those who entered the profession between 2011 and 2014 are paid the same as their colleagues. We have been clear in our demand for a mechanism to provide this resolution. Indeed, Government have acknowledged that this is ‘unfinished business’ for teachers. As our annual Congress approaches, we want to be in a position to put a proposed resolution to our members at the earliest opportunity.”
Mr. Boyle said, “I agree wholeheartedly with the recent comments made by a member of the public services committee that such outstanding pay issues test the credibility of the public sector accord.”