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Secondary Schools To Close This Thursday Due To Strike Action

By Alana Laverty

December 20, 2016 at 12:18am


A one-day strike will take place in about 500 schools across Ireland this Thursday, Oct 27. 

Members of the Association of Secondary Teachers’ Ireland are striking for the action over lower pay rates for newly-qualified staff.

80% of ASTI members voted in favour of strikes. 

As of right now strikes will occur on the following dates:

  • Thursday, October 27th
  • Tuesday, November 8th
  • Wednesday, November 16th
  • Thursday, November 24th
  • Tuesday, November 29th
  • Tuesday, December 6th
  • Wednesday, December 7th

The ASTI and the Department of Education will meet again on Wednesday to further discuss the pay issue, but there is currently no expectation that it will lead to a resolution.

It is also unclear as to which schools will remain open and which will close. 

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