Monaghan senator blasts school-pay disparities

A report will be sent to the Minister for Education on the pay disparities facing secretaries in schools.

This comes after a meeting of the education board earlier this week that looked at the differences in payment, including sick and holiday leave, between school secretaries paid by the department and those paid under the ancillary grant.

The board heard from a number of stakeholders, and a need for greater equality was largely agreed upon by those present.

Senator Robbie Gallagher, who sits on the education committee, highlighted just one of the problems facing secretaries paid through the ancillary grant.