Education News 2015


School secretary and caretaker information meetings – FULL SCHEDULE

The union have commenced a series of information meetings for secretaries and caretakers, and all are welcome. The purpose of the meetings is to inform members of the details of the arbitration findings and to outline the union’s pay strategy over the 2016-2018 period.


Four pay rises secured for school secretaries

An arbitration finding by arbitrator Kevin Foley (who has been subsequently appointed Labour Court deputy chairman) has recommended four separate pay rises of 2.5 per cent for school secretaries and caretakers, who are paid from grant funding, between 2016 and 2019.


Increment ‘anomaly’ solution approved

The Public Services Committee of the ICTU has approved a measure to resolve an anomaly where increment measures, introduced as part of the Haddington Road Agreement (HRA), could have left some workers disadvantaged compared with those employed after 30th June 2016.


Capturing the imagination

He’s a special needs assistant, runs his own publishing company, and in amongst US and Irish book tours DEREK MULVEEN has just launched his second illustrated children’s book. We recently caught up with him.


Your head in the right space

LAST YEAR IMPACT’s Education division produced Head Space – Minding your Mental Health; a booklet for young people and their families.