The Education Minister says the budget isn’t there at the moment to allow for immediate pay restoration for all teachers.
Talks on pay are due to begin this month, with teachers saying they want a concrete timeline on restoration outlined by May.
The TUI have their conference in Clayton Whites Hotel in Wexford yesterday and today.
If an immediate resolution to the pay issue is not forthcoming, teachers could decided to undertake joint strike action
Joanne Irwin is President of the TUI says they welcome the commencement of talks on April 27th and that if nothing emerges from the talks, then industrial action is possible in September.