School secretaries set to stage protest in Letterkenny today

 

Secretaries from schools across the country are set to stage a protest in Letterkenny this afternoon.

The rally will take place outside the Minister for Education's office on Oldtown road.

Fórsa balloted its members over the summer after education department officials refused to discuss proposals to overcome a two-tier pay system that leaves most earning just € 12,500 a year.

Joe O'Connor from Fórsa says irregular, short-term contracts force some school secretaries to sign on during the summer holidays and other school breaks: