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Sep
13

ASTI Fightback statement on the outcome of today’s ballot

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From the ASTI Fightback Facebook page

ASTI FIGHTBACK statement on the outcome of today’s ballot.

ASTI FIGHTBACK salutes all teachers who have today sent a clear message to the Government/DES that teachers have taken enough. There are many reasons for our rejection of Haddington Road, some of which we outline below.

On 1st July 2013, the Government/DES broke its Croke Park 1 promise not to cut pay before 2014 — despite the fact that ASTI members had, through gritted teeth, complied with every dot and comma of the agreement. For members this was a grievous breach of trust and made any new agreement extremely difficult. How could we believe the pay restoration promises of Haddington Road when the promise not to cut pay was not kept under Croke Park 1? Teachers are unwilling to accept the normalisation of regular pay cuts and changes in working conditions under these so-called ‘social…

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