Welcome to RSTA


 Tuesday 3rd May to Thursday 5th May 2022


This year's Anniversary Conference was hosted by the Kerry branch and held in glorious sunshine at the Brehon Hotel.  A full report from the Conference will be posted here at a later date. Meanwhile, you can view a selection of photos from the very enjoyable Oiche Cheoil which preceded the main event. Click on the link below to view.



Just Retired?

Congratulations to all our teaching colleagues who have just retired.  RSTA applauds the sterling service you have given especially during the difficult circumstances which the current pandemic has visited upon our school communities.  We wish you many years of happy and fulfilled retirement.

We are delighted to welcome those of you who have already registered with RSTA.  We hope that you will encourage your fellow retirees to join with us in the same spirit of solidarity which sustained us all during our teaching careers.

We are hopeful that branch social events and outings will gradually become a part of our lives during the coming months.  In the meantime, to get a flavour of what the RSTA is about in more 'normal' times we direct new members to recent issues of the RSTA Newsletter on the NEWS page of this website. See the Branches section of this site for contact email addresses and activities of your local branch.


As you see from the notice above, recently retired teachers are referred to the website for information about RSTA and news about their local branch news and plans. A number of RSTA branches have begun a phased resumption of activities and details are available in the Branch Activities section of this website.

Please email notices of your branch's planned activities to: rstamayobranch@gmail.com and they will be posted here.



A general round increase in annualised basic salary for all public servants of 1% or €500, whichever is greater, was due on October 1st 2021. A further 1% increase is due to be paid in October 2022.  Both of these increases will also apply to pensions.

Update: The 1% increase which was due on October 1st 2021 was not applied to pension payments issued on 14th and 28th October 2021.  The increase, inclusive of backpay to 1st October, was included in pension payments issued on 11th November 2021.

We refer members to the September 2021 issue of ASTIR (Page 10) for informarion on negotiations on the use of the Sectoral Bargaining Fund which is provided for under the Building Momentum agreement.

The text of the Agreement together with a Frequently Asked Questions document are available to read and download at the following links:  Building_Momentum.pdf         FAQ.pdf