Education Minister urges unions to return to talks as teachers protest reform

Eunans PicketThousands of Donegal teachers are taking part in a lunchtime protest today in opposition to proposals for Junior Cycle Reform.

Teachers maintain the changes will will undermine standards, equity and fairness.

The protesta are being organised by second-level teacher unions the ASTI and the TUI.

Neill Curran is the Donegal representative for the ASTI – He says more strike action next term seems likely, particularly as parents are being supportive of the teachers’ action:

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The Education Minister says as long as teaching unions maintain a complete veto on Junior Cert reform proposals, everyone loses.

Minister O'Sullivan says she has moved considerably on the proposals and is urging unions to return to the talks table: