Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (382)

Joan Burton

Question:

382. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to reimburse members of a union (details supplied) who suffered financial penalties amounting to a total of €15 million in wages to thousands of teachers as a result of industrial action they took in their campaign for equal pay for teachers recruited pre and post-2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19844/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

As a result of the ASTI's industrial action in refusing to carry out the Croke Park Hours between July 2016 and June 2017 and the union's consequent withdrawal from the Public Service Agreements, ASTI members were subject to a number of pay and other measures under the terms of the FEMPI legislation.

The ASTI have raised this issue with my Department and my officials will engage with the ASTI on this matter.