The Government has announced decisions in relation to the review of public sector allowances, which was originally announced as part of Budget 2012 last December.
Following the review of public sector allowances, the main outcomes affecting teachers are as follows:
- Qualification allowances have been abolished for new beneficiaries. These allowances had been suspended for all new beneficiaries in February 2012.
- New teachers will now commence on the fourth point of the revised salary scale (€30,702)
- New beneficiaries may also join the Supervision & Substitution scheme and will receive an allowance (€1,592) for this. However, they will have to provide an additional 12 hours
- The Gaeltacht and Island allowances are being abolished in the case of new beneficiaries across the public service, including teachers, as is the teaching through Irish allowance.
TUI has directed a number of questions to the Department of Education and Skills on various issues that are currently unclear and any new information will be posted on this website as soon as it becomes available.