Thursday, 21 November 2019

Ceisteanna (74)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

74. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding teachers payscales; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48342/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The Teachers Conciliation Council (TCC) is the recognised forum for dealing with matters relating to the pay and conditions of service for teachers. The Council is comprised of representatives of teachers, school management, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the Department of Education & Skills and is chaired by an official of the Workplace Relations Commission.

The criteria for the award of incremental credit for post-primary teachers  was agreed under the auspices of the Teacher Conciliation Council and issued by my Department under Circulars 29/2007 and 29/2010. The terms of these circulars are applicable to all post-primary teachers.

An incremental credit application, from the teacher referred to by the Deputy, was received in my Department on 15th July 2019, for previous teaching experience in a private post-primary school which is located outside of the European Union.  As the service applied for did not meet the criteria as set out in Circular 29/2007 my Department issued its decision, on 6th September 2019, not to award incremental credit.