ASTI members unable to apply for certain new positions within Schools March 16, 2017Posted by irishelectionliterature in Uncategorized.
Was talking to someone who teaches in a Community School who was at a staff meeting recently where it was announced that as part of the Haddington Road Agreement there were to be a number of new posts of Responsibility created for the school. The School Principal then went on to say that as these were new posts, and ASTI has not signed up to Haddington Road, that ASTI members need not apply.
For the last number of years only Principal ,some Deputy Principal and Assistant Principal (known as an “A Post”) positions have been available to be filled. No new Special Duties (B Posts) were created and the majority of these B Posts were not filled were a post holder to leave, retire or be promoted. In effect a lot of careers were stunted.
There is talk of people who wish to apply now switching unions to the TUI or going with the increasing number of non union secondary teachers. What happens though in a school which is almost all ASTI?