11 second level schools in Donegal shut today due to ASTI strike


500 schools will remain shut this morning as secondary teachers go on strike, 11 of them in Donegal.

The ASTI union wants equal pay for recently qualified staff, who're getting less than their colleagues hired before the crash.

Today is just the first of 7 days of industrial action planned for this side of Christmas.

Maths Teacher Breda Lynch says it's no longer correct to refer to teachers on the lower rate of pay as "newly qualified"........