27/06/2014

Funding Secured For Voluntary Teacher Redundancies

Funding has been found for 30 voluntary redundancies, Education Minister John O'Dowd has announced.

It follows protests held earlier this week over the low number of voluntary redundancies that the minister had approved.

Previously 46 voluntary redundancies had been allowed but only in schools that where due to close or that were being amalgamated.

A further 28 people seeking redundancy, and who had met the Department of Education's criteria, had been refused.

However, the minister has now announced that funding has been found for those 28 previously turned down redundancies and two others.

(MH/CD)

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