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There's A Large Rally Taking Place In Dublin 1 Right Now

By James Fenton

June 21, 2017 at 1:00pm

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If you're around the northside of the city this afternoon you may have noticed that a rally is taking place outside the Department Of Education on Marlborough Street. 

It's being organised by the Union For English Language Teachers who are asking for improved working conditions in English Language Schools 

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There appears to be a sizeable turnout for the rally which aims to raise the following issues:

• Permanent employment contracts as standard
• Contracts as standard
• End to zero-hour contracts and bogus self-employment 
• Recognition and pay for non-contact working hours
• Entitlement to holiday and sick pay
• Entitlement to leave guaranteed under employment legislation
• Equality of pay and opportunity for non-native speaking teachers
• Full support from schools for continued professional development
• Union recognition and representation rights across all schools
• Standardised salary scales across the sector

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