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February 2019

INTO Slams European Judgement But Won’t Be Stopped in Pursuit of Pay Equality

70 per cent of teaching entrants affected by reduced salaries under 25 years of age at time of entry to the profession.

INTO supported Tomás Horgan and Claire Keegan in their claim before the European Court of Justice seeking redress, on age discrimination grounds, against the unilateral decision of the government to cut new entrant pay. Questions were referred to the ECJ from the Irish Labour Court, following previous hearings.

The claim to the Labour Court is that the 10 per cent salary cut and scale reversion imposed on new entrant teachers such as the Claimants from January 2011 represents indirect discrimination on age grounds.


Date: Thursday, 14 February 19