Teachers For Safe Schools

The ASTI are right to ballot for industrial action to force this government to make our schools safe.

Up to now if a pupil tested positive for Covid-19 they were not deemed a close contact of the teacher. The ASTI have demanded that if that pupil is in the presence of the teachers for more than 15 minutes, they must be deemed a close contact.

They are also insisting that older or vulnerable teachers have a right to conduct their classes online though blended learning. They also want all pupils to be provided with the necessary IT.

Following the vote a new Facebook page has been set up by activists in the union.

It is https://www.facebook.com/Teachers4SafeSchools

Other News

Give Health Workers A Break!

The Labour Court is recommending 10 days as a thank you to all Health Care wokers after Covid. The unions were right to ask for it. People Before Profit say stand with the nurses and health care workers.

No To Prsi Increase For Workers

Senior civil servants have proposed that PRSI be increased for workers and employers. The reason why workers’ rights are so poor in Ireland is that employers don’t pay enough in social insurance to cover payments like sick pay and maternity pay. ncrease in PRSI for workers are a pay cut and should be resisted. Employers must pay more to fund a decent social wage for workers.

Don’t Roll Over For Unpaid Internships

Unpaid internships are against labour regulations. A doggie day care in Cork had been using them and workers organised to call it out. Workers need to unite to fight and PBP will support them.

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