A TRADE union has slammed claims from the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) that increased pay for Fermanagh’s school workers is “a devolved matter”. Members of the Unite who are employed by the Education Authority last week went on a seven-day strike to protest against what the union claim is “a failure to implement a review […]
THE support of the local community can keep St Mary’s Primary School in Fivemiletown going, campaigners maintain. Plans for the school’s closure came to light after it was revealed by the Education Authority (EA) that it had received a request from the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) to “discontinue” the school with effect from August […]
Parents missing work and eveng having to send ‘exam children’ to stay with relatives nearer their schools
The strike started on Tuesday, April 26 and will last until Sunday, May 1 and again from Tuesday, May 3 until Sunday, May 8.
“It’s a continuing problem, and I can’t foresee it’s going to get any better.”
There is an industry wide shortage of drivers and our staffing team and operators continue to be affected by community transmission of Covid.”
“This is about the future of education in the area and they might yet develop an interest.”
“These problems pre-dated covid but the pandemic has brought it forward quicker,” he said.
INDEPENDENT Cllr Donal O’Cofaigh has described “chaotic scenes” as Fermanagh schoolchildren were left on the side of the road without a bus service on Monday. Cllr O’Cofaigh said children were left without any way to get to school on their first day back and claimed that Ulsterbus’s contract to carry schoolchildren did not provide for […]
Latest plan to save school fails to get official support