Teachers’ Strikes

I spent the morning meeting teachers across Dublin West, who are having a day’s strike to protest the failure to restore equality of pay to all teachers.

In a lot of our schools in Dublin West it is now obvious that teachers are leaving and travelling to other countries in order to be able to earn the deposit on a house or to a location where the rent is more affordable.

We desperately need more teachers in Dublin West, and I support full pay restoration. I hope the new Government will have pay restoration as a very high priority on their list of priorities.