Most Kerry ETB Schools To Be Unaffected By Teachers’ Strike Action

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí will not be affected by Thursday’s strike action.

WHILE most secondary schools in the country will be affected by teachers’ strike action on Thursday, most Kerry ETB schools, including Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí and Coláiste Gleann Lí will not be affected.

Industrial action by members of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) now looks likely to go ahead after they failed to reach a resolution with the Department of Education yesterday.

The union has announced seven days of strikes over the next three months, in response to lower pay for recently qualified teachers and the worsening of ASTI members’ terms and conditions.

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Kerry ETB issued a press release this morning saying the following Kerry ETB schools will be open and will not be affected by the ASTI dispute on Thursday:

• Castleisland Community College
• Causeway Comprehensive School
• Coláiste Gleann Lí, Tralee
• Coláiste na Ríochta, Listowel
• Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Tralee
• Killarney Community College
• Killorglin Community College

• Kerry College Of Further Education

Coláiste na Sceilge will not be in a position to receive students on Thursday due to the ASTI dispute as this school has dual union membership.  Therefore Parents/Guardians are requested not to send their child to Coláiste na Sceilge on Thursday.

Teaching staff in the other Kerry ETB schools are members of the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI).

Parents and Students are advised that information updates will be available from the schools and the Kerry ETB Head Office ( and twitter/com/kerryetb).

Further talks will take place today and tomorrow between the department and the ASTI, which represents some 17,000 secondary teachers.

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