Thursday, 1 September 2011

INTO issues strike threat over unqualified people | Irish Examiner

INTO issues strike threat over unqualified people Irish Examiner

PRIMARY schools should have hundreds more qualified teachers in place this year as strike warnings issue to schools about employing unqualified people. The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) decided in April to ban its 35,000 members from this month from working alongside anybody given teaching work who was not qualified to do so. The directive was not due to take effect until 2013 but the worsening problems facing thousands of unemployed teachers and the emergence of numbers of unqualified personnel earlier this year brought about pressure to speed up the ban. In the last school year, 152 of the country’s 3,300 primary schools hired more than 160 people unqualified to teach at primary level for at least half the 183 days of the school year, including 50 people who worked for at least six months...




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