Donegal teacher takes up post as head of the ASTI

first_imgNews By News Highland – August 1, 2012 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Google+ The country’s biggest second-level teachers’ union – the ASTI – gets a new President today.Gerry Breslin  has stated that his key priorities for the coming year are protecting the education service from further cutbacks and improving the pay and conditions of recently qualified second-level teachers.Commenting after his appointment, the Bundoran native committed to work to convince the politicians of this country that the cutbacks approach is not working.He said Cutbacks have failed to deliver economic recovery, but have deepened the recession and accompanying social crisisMr Breslin expressed his determination  to improve the situation whereby almost a third of second-level teachers are in temporary teaching positions and 50% of second-level teachers under the age of 30 are on contracts of one year or less.He described that situation as simply unacceptable.The ASTI represents 17,500 second-level teachers in schools all over the country. Donegal teacher takes up post as head of the ASTI 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterestcenter_img Previous articleWaste collectors urged to seek alternatives as Donegal’s landfill site closesNext articleRenowned 9/11 exhibition in Donegal for 11th anninversary News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebooklast_img read more