23rd September 2022
INTO Deputy General Secretary/ Treasurer Deirdre O’Connor is today calling on all members of the union to cast a vote in the online poll on the Review of Building Momentum.
In a special video message to all members of the union, Ms O’Connor sets out the key reasons to vote yes in favour of the agreement.
What’s in the deal?
The Review of Building Momentum offers an increase of at least 6.5% for all members, in addition to uplifts already contained in Building Momentum, made up of:
- A 3% increase on salaries and allowances backdated to 2 February 2022, which will be paid in a lump sum later in this school term if the review of Building Momentum is ratified next month.
- A 2% increase on salaries and allowances from 1 March 2023.
- A 1.5% increase on salaries and allowances or €750 a year (whichever is greater) from 1 October 2023.
Within the existing agreement, a 1% increase or €500 a year (whichever is greater) is applicable from 1 October 2022.
The guaranteed minimum payments of €500 a year and €750 a year mean those who earn below €50,000 will receive higher-percentage increases that higher-paid colleagues.
Members are advised to check their email to vote in the online ballot, including spam and junk mail folders. The online ballot will be sent from firstname.lastname@example.org.
The poll will remain open until midnight on Wednesday, 28 September.
Any member that has not received a vote is encouraged to contact email@example.com with their membership information, before 5PM on Monday, 26 September. It will not be possible to issue a vote to a member who contacts the INTO after this deadline.
For our informational Eolas (in English and Irish), FAQs and more information on the ballot, check out our online voting hub.