Tralee Second Level Teachers To Hold Thursday Lunchtime Protest

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CBS The Green teachers on strike were from, left. Finula English, Karen Tobin, Fionn Fitzgerald, Gearldine O'Dwyer, Norah Scanlan and Mairead Cahil. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

CBS The Green teachers on strike earlier this year. From, left. Fionnuala English, Karen Tobin, Fionan Fitzgerald, Geraldine O’Dwyer, Nora Scanlon and Mairead Cahill. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.

SECOND LEVEL teachers in Tralee and around the country are to hold a lunchtime protest outside their schools next Thursday, May 7.

Teachers are objecting proposals for Junior Cycle reform which they say will undermine standards, equity and fairness.

The protest is being organised by second-level teacher unions the ASTI and the TUI. Up to 27,000 second-level teachers all over the country will participate in the protest.

In the past six months, secondary school teachers have gone as far as to strike on two occasions, first in at the beginning of December, than  again in January.

The dispute is centred around the main issue of teachers being asked to mark 40% of the course work of their students, but also about resources and years of cuts to education budgets.

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