March 4 In the Press

Teachers’ union prepares for industrial action as 79% vote in favour of strike

After weeks of balloting the results have been counted. Teachers across Northern Ireland have opted for strike action.

Today John O’Dowd told the education committee that schools will likely see 500 job losses for teachers and 1,000 for non-teaching staff due to £28m cuts to his budget. INTO members say ‘enough is enough’ with 79 per cent opting for strike action on Friday, March 13. Here’s the full story:

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February 24 In the Press

Teachers' strike - INTO members will be striking on Wednesday moring for a half day strike action following the results of a ballot before Christmas.

INTO to tell Minister that lack of budget is ‘an unacceptable ransom’ on education

INTO is Ireland’s largest teachers’ union. On Friday, over 200 delegates will be in Limavady for the annual Northern Conference.

John O’Dowd, Minister for Education, is the guest speaker during the public session but he will be hearing from Gerry Murphy, the Northern secretary, who will tell the Minister that lack of budget is ‘an unacceptable ransom’ on education. INTO has started a ballot of its members.

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