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10th January 2020 | Education, Press Releases

School secretaries need to be valued and supported – Greens

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Green Party Education spokesperson Catherine Martin TD said:

“School secretaries are an integral part of our schools and they need to be valued and supported.

“Right now we have salaries being determined by Boards of Management and there is great variance in terms and conditions. So we have secretaries with no security of employment, no occupational pensions, forced to sign on during the summer and this needs to change.

“As a teacher myself I know that a school can’t function without a secretary.They are crucial part of the school community and they need to be recognised like every other member of staff.

“The Green Party want to address this and we have included measures to support school secretaries in our Manifesto.”