Martin: No surprise INTO have rejected Government pay deal

14th July 2017



A commitment to equal pay for equal work and ending pay discrimination is essential
 
Green Party Deputy Leader and Spokesperson for Education, Catherine Martin TD, said today that it’s no surprise that the INTO have rejected the Government’s proposed pay deal.
 
Speaking today, she said: “The Government still can’t see that equal pay for equal work is one of the burning issues for the teaching profession. It’s no surprise the INTO have rejected this proposal – and it’s highly likely the TUI and the ASTI will deliver similar verdicts in the Autumn. 
 
“The Government has continually refused to commit to the principle of equal pay for equal work or even outlining a stated timeline for its implementation. The Green Party is calling for the Government to commit to the principle of equal pay for equal work for teachers.
 
“This is an issue of inter-generational discrimination and basic pay equality - the Government needs to urgently begin to address this. A commitment to equal pay for equal work and ending pay discrimination is essential.”