Media coverage

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RTE 9th September

School secretaries to stage industrial action over pay

KFM 9th September

Fórsa School Secretaries Prepare For Strike Action.

KFM 31st May and 4th June

On Friday 31st May Clem Ryan of KFM interviewed head of division Andy Pike about the School Secretaries Campaign. Listen back HERE (scroll to approx 20 minutes). On Tuesday 4th June the programme spoke to school secretary Marion Jackson. Listen back HERE (Scroll across approx. 30/32 minutes)

RTE Morning Ireland 9th April – interview with Maeve Hurrell and head of division Andy Pike ahead of Oireachtas education committee’s session on non-teaching staff.

Irish Independent Monday 11th FebruaryInterview with school secretary Maeve Hurrell: “You can’t put somebody at front-of-house for 28 years, then tell them they didn’t make the grade.”

Donegal Daily Monday 11th FebruarySchool secretary Kathleen O’Doherty: “All we want is parity and respect”

LMFM 95.8fm Thursday 7th February – Fórsa school secretary Maria Dunne (Chair, School Secretaries branch) spoke on the Michael Reade show with Labour Senator Ged Nash (listen from 1:03:30)

Near90.3fm Thursday 31st January – Lead organiser Joe O’Connor spoke to Johnny Holmes about the campaign:

RTE Radio One 17th January Senior general secretary designate Kevin Callinan and school secretary Maeve Hurrell spoke to Sean O’Rourke about the experience of school secretaries:

Irish Examiner 27th September 2018  – Michael Clifford writes: “Unlike teachers, school secretaries have precious little power in a system in which power talks and those without it must do without.”