Irish students stage walk-out

23rd March 2001 at 00:00
THOUSANDS of students walked out of classes in Irish schools on Tuesday and took to the streets in protest at the ongoing teachers' dispute that is disrupting their exam preparations. The fight for a 30 per cent pay rise is becoming increasingly bitter, with both the Govenment and the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland refusing to back down.

Next week staff are planning three days of national stoppages, but it is their decision to pull out of all exam work that has caused widespread fury. Full story

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