Primary school teachers across Donegal and Leitrim branches of the Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO) are being asked to support industrial action, beginning with withdrawal of cooperation for the new model of inspection, School Self Evaluation.
The INTO are balloting all members nationally for industrial action on the loss of of close to 4,000 management posts over the past five years and the resulting increase in workload. Voting will take place in member branches next week.
"These posts of responsibility are the only way in which primary school teachers can get a promotion and gain the necessary experience to become a Principal Teacher," said Áine McGinley.
"It is an unfortunate that the moratorium on posts was lifted in the public sector, however teachers still face this ban on promotion. The work has been carried out by teachers already under the pressure of an increasing workload, but now we are seeking to take action that will allow us equal opportunities with our public sector colleagues."