Cavan TD calls on department to recognise school secretaries as public servants

A local Fianna Fail TD is calling on the Department of Education to recognise school secretaries as public servants.

Currently secretaries are paid through grants given to the boards of management, meaning they aren’t entitled to benefits such as pensions, sick pay or summer pay.

School secretaries across Cavan and Monaghan began a work to rule yesterday in the dispute over pay and conditions.

Fianna Fail TD for Cavan Niamh Smyth said clarity is needed from the Department.