Full-day stoppage follows management’s refusal to engage with workers
October 3rd: Unite, which represents all teachers working in Delfin English School, has announced that pickets will be placed on the school (2 Parnell Square, Dublin 1) from 09.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs on Monday October 7th. The escalation of this dispute follows repeated attempts by Unite to engage with management in a bid to address workers’ concerns.
Speaking ahead of Monday’s full-day stoppage, Unite Regional Officer Brendan Byrne said:
“Management has consistently refused to address teachers’ concerns or to negotiate with them collectively through the union of their choice, leaving workers with no option but to take industrial action.
“Our members have been trying to address a range of issues from low pay to unpaid breaks and what amount to temporary layoffs over Christmas.
“The resolution of this dispute is in the hands of management: they just need to pick up the phone and talk to their workers through their union, Unite.
“This is the first strike action in a sector where precarious working conditions are the norm. Unless schools move to engage with workers collectively, it is unlikely that Monday’s action will be the last in the sector”, Mr Byrne warned.