Pay inequality in teaching is impacting on recruitment.
That’s according to the Chair of the Kerry branch of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland who was speaking ahead of a nationwide protest to highlight the issue tomorrow.
The union says teachers hired since 2011 are paid at a lower rate than their colleagues and despite pay increases the gap still exists.
This is impacting on morale, causing recruitment problems and leading to a decline in applications for post-primary teacher training.
TUI Kerry Branch Chairperson Joe Brennan says students will not be affected by tomorrow’s lunchtime protest: