The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) is seeking urgent engagement with the Department of Education and Skills and the Government on any national move a higher level of Covid-19 restrictions.
Speaking this morning, TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie said:
‘Our members are extremely worried by current events and their health and safety in the workplace. We have many members with serious underlying health issues and also many members who share a household with people with underlying health issues.
We require urgent engagement in relation to what increased protections will apply to teachers in an escalation to Level 4 restrictions.
We have already sought detailed clarification on why it would be safe for schools to remain open at Level 5 if the rest of society is effectively locked down.
We have a number of justified and important questions in this regard and these must be addressed as a matter of urgency.’