On 6 February the PSA issued an updated “Bans” bulletin. The Department of Education immediately objected to this bulletin and took the PSA to the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC).
After discussions with the Executive of the Schools Departmental Committee, members are advised that the bans are now withdrawn on the recommendation of the IRC and to avoid adverse orders being made against the PSA.
The PSA will provide the details of the concerns behind the previous bans to the Department so that discussions can take place prior to a report back for further conciliation on 19 March in the IRC.
Members are reminded that workload is a genuine issue and these issues should be discussed with and managed by the Principal.
Further updates will be provided to members as discussions progress.