INTO Executive recommends acceptance of pay offer

The Central Executive Committee of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) met today to discuss the latest pay offer from government, which the committee has given detailed consideration to over the last week.

The executive has taken the decision to ballot the 43,000 members in the Republic of Ireland, and to recommend acceptance of the deal.

An online ballot of the membership will take place from Thursday, 22 September to Wednesday, 28 September. The result will be announced shortly thereafter.

The union will provide a detailed informational pamphlet (Eolas) in English and Irish, which will be available online tomorrow, setting out the terms of the proposed deal for members. Over the next three weeks the union will seek to ensure that every member has access to accurate information and respond to any questions members might have. Every member will be given ample opportunity to make up their own mind prior to the close of poll. A branch and district officers’ conference will take place shortly, a member webinar will be made available and CEC representatives will be available to members to share information locally.

Commenting on the decision of the CEC, INTO President John Driscoll said:

Our members are living through an incredibly difficult cost of living crisis. It was absolutely the right decision to trigger the review clause of Building Momentum, in light of the impact of spiralling inflation on workers’ ability to make ends meet. After prolonged and intensive negotiations, we finally have proposals we can recommend, which our key negotiators believe are the best available at this time. I am urging all INTO members to support this deal by voting yes in order to secure the salary increases that have been negotiated. This union will continue working to support our members, who like all workers have been struggling for the last year.”

Every eligible member is encouraged to vote, as the outcome will have a significant impact on their salary this year and next.

Note: The Eolas (English and Irish) is now available. Click here.