23 Mar 2015

PPTA confirms boycott of teacher body

1:53 pm on 23 March 2015

Members of the secondary school teachers' union have endorsed its plan to boycott nominations for the new teacher registration body, the Education Council.

The Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) said 22 percent of its members voted on the issue, and 95 percent agreed they would not accept a nomination or appointment to the council.

The association is unhappy teachers are losing their right to elect some of the members when the council replaces the current Teachers Council.

Instead, all members will be appointed by the Education Minister from a pool of nominees.

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