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Forsa Member School Secretaries Are To Stage A One Day Strike.

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Its part of a long-running dispute on their terms of employment.

Forsa member school secretaries are to stage a one-day strike on September 15th.

The union says the secretaries have been let down by the Government and haven't implemented a standardised pay and conditions for secretaries.

Most of them earn just €12,500 a year, with short-term contracts which mean they must sign-on during the summer holidays and other school breaks.

Forsa says "It is almost a year since Tánaiste Leo Varadkar spoke on the matter in Dáil Éireann, and gave a commitment to year end the four-decade system of pay inequality, which has been criticised by parties across the political spectrum."

A demonstration will take place outside the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

Shane Lambery is Assistant General Secretary of Forsa.

He joined Eoin Beatty on Thursday's edition of Kildare Today:

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