All-island teacher solidarity with striking members in Northern Ireland

Members of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) in Northern Ireland are today taking strike action as part of their long-running campaign for fair pay.

We commend all of our colleagues in Northern Ireland who are taking a stand outside their schools.

Expressing their full solidarity and support with members in the north, members in the south have today shared messages of support with their colleagues – demonstrating that the INTO is truly an all-island union.

This strike is about more than just pay.

It is about fighting for the future of the education system in Northern Ireland. Our members are committed to providing the best possible education for all children, but they cannot do that if they are not paid fairly and provided with the appropriate resources.

We urge the government and employers to listen to our members’ concerns and to come to the table with a fair offer.

Until they do, we will continue to support our members in their fight for much needed salary increases.