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Several Teachers' Union Say Their Members Should Be Included In Pandemic Bonus.

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INTO Says it did not ask for a pandemic bonus.

Teaching unions say their members should get a Covid-19 bonus payment, due to their "extraordinary efforts" during the pandemic.

The ASTI, INTO and TUI have issued a joint statement calling for inclusion in any pandemic rewards for frontline workers.

They say their efforts allowed schools to continue to prioritise teaching and learning, while meeting children and young people’s needs.

But Jennifer Horgan, a secondary school teacher, doesn't think teachers on the ground are demanding the rewards:


A teaching union insists they have not called for a pandemic bonus payment.

However, the TUI says they want to be involved in discussions around acknowledging workers' contributions during the Covid crisis.

General secretary Michael Gillespie says teachers did do additional tasks over that time

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