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To: Dept. of Ed., Dail, IMPACT, CPSMA, INTO and IPPN

Equal Rights for School Secretaries

Correct the huge discrepancy of the terms, salary, pension entitlements etc. between the large majority of school secretaries employed directly by Board of Managements of individual schools as opposed to those employed by the Dept. of Education.

Why is this important?

Secretaries employed under the DES 1978/79 scheme enjoy Civil Service salaries and terms of employment while secretaries employed after this time are paid through a grant given to individual schools where their salary, terms etc. are decided by the Board of Managements.

In spite of all School Secretaries performing similar duties there is a vast discrepancy between pay and terms. Perhaps most importantly, secretaries paid directly by their schools have absolutely no pension to look forward to (even after 20 years plus loyal service) while those employed by the Dept. can look forward to a full Civil Service pension.

The result of this arrangement is extremely unjust and we are asking to have it rectified with all School Secretaries being treated as Civil Servants and receiving remuneration and pension rights in line with their years of service.


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2018-07-13 12:30:48 +0100

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to share an update.... The are posting an article on our predicament this Sunday. They want to hear people's stories, experiences so if you would like to share you can email [email protected]. I would encourage as many of you as possible to partake in this as it will help highlight our plight further. Also, if you could share the article when it's posted that would be great too.

Thank you all for your ongoing support. We won't give up the fight :)


2017-07-04 11:27:33 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2017-06-19 20:47:28 +0100

500 signatures reached

2017-06-16 12:05:46 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-06-16 10:29:20 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-06-16 09:42:51 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-06-16 08:36:58 +0100

10 signatures reached