65,000 teachers and lecturers to strike on Nov 24th

At the end of last week, teacher’s unions including the ASTI, TUI, INTO and IFUT all voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action on Tuesday November 24th.

Over 65,000 primary, secondary and third-level teachers will be taking part in the strike next Tuesday organised by ICTU.

A public sector wide strike on the same day has not been confirmed yet but other public sector workers such as nurses and administrative staff may be joining the teachers in protest next Tuesday.

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Wednesday’s protest – 24/7 Frontline Services Alliance

fsa-protestAccording to the Irish Times, around 3,500 off-duty frontline services workers from the 24/7 Frontline Services Alliance marched from Parnell Square to Dail Eireann where they handed in a letter expressing concern over potential cuts in pay, allowances and changes in working hours for frontline public service workers ahead of next month’s budget.

Members of the protesting group included Gardai, nurses, fire fighters and prison officers.

Led by a marching band, the protest passed quietly and almost unnoticed.

My demo counter hits 16.

To find out more about the FSA here’s a quick video they’ve published online:

Frontline Services Alliance from DCTV on Vimeo.

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‘Get Up Stand Up’ march in Dublin

A video from last Friday’s march in Dublin organised by ICTU as part of their Get Up Stand Up campaign, who has a great website up and running at getupstandup.ie.

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