Updated: 29/11/16 : 11:56:09
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ASTI committee to study new teacher pay deal

A document focusing on pay levels and working hours flexibility has now been hammered out.

The ASTI will now put the deal to its 23-member standing committee, and then to its 180-member central executive committee.

Past proposals have previously fallen at one or other committee stage.

One of the main sticking points for the ASTI has been the restoration of pay for new teachers, which is due to be done under the Lansdowne Road Agreement; teachers want it to happen now.

Minister for Education Richard Bruton would not say what kind of deal is on the table.

"These talks are continuing, and the best way to hopefully ensure a good outcome is to respect the privacy of that process," he said.