Asti Says Industrial Action ‘justified’


The general secretary of the largest teacher’s union has insisted their industrial action over Junior Cert reform is justified.

88 per cent of ASTI members have voted against co-operating with the Education Minister’s plans for a new programme focused on in-house assessment marked by teachers.

Members of the union say the are concerned that the level of standards in schools will fall as a result of what they describe as the rushed introduction of the new curriculum.

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