School secretaries to ballot on industrial action

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School Secretaries attached to the trade union FORSA are set to ballot for industrial action after what they've described as 'disappointing' discussions at the Department of Education yesterday.

A small number of school secretaries are paid directly by the departmen, but FORSA estimates that 90% are paid through their school’s ancillary grant – leaving some with salaries as low as €12,000 a year, and with no pension or ancillary benefits.

Kathleen O'Doherty has been FORSA's spokesperson on the issue in Donegal for over 10 years, and following a meeting last night, she says enough is enough............