12 Donegal schools face closure as the ASTI says time is running out to avert strike

astiSecondary teachers have admitted they're running out of time to avert next week's strike.

Thursday the 27th will mark the first of seven days that teachers will walk off the job in a row over pay for new staff.

A meeting with the Department of Education today provided little progress.

The two sides will meet again on Monday to try and reach a solution but ASTI President Ed Byrne isn't optimistic:

There are in total 27 post primary schools in Donegal. The 15 schools under the management of Donegal ETB and who will not be affected by the strike actions are:

School/College

ABBEY VOCATIONAL SCHOOL, Donegal Town
COLÁISTE AILIGH, Leitir Ceanainn
COLÁISTE NA CARRAIGE, Carrick
COLÁISTE PHOBAIL CHOLMCILLE, Tory Island
CRANA COLLEGE, Buncrana
DEELE COLLEGE, Raphoe
ERRIGAL COLLEGE, Letterkenny
FINN VALLEY COLLEGE, Stranorlar
GAELCHOLAISTE CHINEÁL EOGHAIN, Buncrana
GAIRMSCOIL MHIC DIARMADA, Arranmore Island
GAIRM SCOIL CHÚ ULADH, Cloghan
MAGH ENE COLLEGE, Bundoran
MOVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Moville
MULROY COLLEGE, Milford
ST CATHERINE’S VOCATIONAL SCHOOL, Killybegs