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RSTA  60th ANNUAL  NATIONAL  CONFERENCE

 Tuesday 3rd May to Thursday 5th May 2022

The Brehon Hotel Killarney

The joy of being able to greet colleagues and renew old friendships in person was palpable as members gathered in glorious sunshine for the 60th Anniversary Annual Conference.

Conference Report - Micheal O'Neill, RSTA General Secretary

The Conference Meeting took place on Wednesday 4th May.  59 delegates attended the Meeting which was followed by the Centenary Dinner that evening attended by 80 membrs and friends.

The guests of the Association representing kindred associations who attended included Mr Kieran Chrstie - General Secretary of the ASTI, Mr Eamonn Dennehy - President of the ASTI, Mr John O'Donovan - Chairperson of Kerry Branch AST, Mr David Mehaffy and Margaret Mehaffy of the RMA/NASUWT, Mr Martin Hoye - RMA/TUI, Mr Gerry Foley - Chairman of the Alliance

Elections at Annual Conference 2022

Officers

President - Ms Susie Hall (Dublin Branch)

Vice President - Ms Muriel McNcholas (Mayo Branch)

National Secretary - Mr Micheal O'Neill (Wexford Branch)

Treasurer - Mr Pat Younger - (Wexford Branch)

National Committee

Mr Henry Collins - Waterford Branch

Ms Lily Cronin - Kerry Branch

Mr Mike Moriarty - Athlone Branch

Ms Norma Fitzpatrick - Cork Branch

Mr Mattie Finnerty - Tipperary Branch

Ms Carmel Heneghan - Mayo Branch

Ms Mary Francis O'Conghaile - Galway Branch

Presentation to Branches

To commemorate the RSTA 60th Anniversary the Dublin Branch presented a gift of a bell to all RSTA branches. Susie Hall of the Dublin Branch is pictured presenting the bell to outgoing President, Padraic O'Doherty.

Presentation

A selection of photos from the Conference and the very enjoyable Oiche Cheoil which preceded the main event is available to view at the link:  https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzP1Nh

Motions Passed at Annual National Conference 2022

 To read the full list of Motions click on the link: Motions_Conference_2022.pdf

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.

REMINDER TO BRANCHES

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.

 

BUILDING MOMENTUM - PUBLIC SERVICE AGREEMENT 2021/22

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