The Education Minister says teachers concerns about the cost of living will be addressed in upcoming public sector pay talks.
The teaching unions are holding their annual conferences this week, with the ASTI, TUI and INTO all debating motions on wages.
One of the items before delegates at the ASTI conference is threatening industrial action unless pay is increased.
Our 100th Annual Convention begins next Tuesday.
Find the motions for debate and watch live streams here: https://t.co/14adSgNkfB
— ASTI (@astiunion) April 14, 2022
Minister Norma Foley says that while all unions have a 'freedom' to discuss a range of topics, the pay issue will be dealt with by the Public Expenditure Minister Michael McGrath.
"[Minister McGrath] e is happy to begin the review of the building momentum agreement."
"Preliminary agreement have begun and there'll be further discussions in that regard."
The TUI and ASTI - which represent second level teachers - will also be debating new Leaving Cert reforms.