INTO Conference in Kilkenny

Teachers pay is the number one item on the agenda at the INTO conference being held in Kilkenny today.

Union leaders say that they want a commitment in the Haddington Rd agreement for the restoration of pay cuts to be respected, if the economy continues to recover.

They are also calling for the phasing out of the pension levy.

School funding and special needs are some of the other concers being discussed over the next three days.

Approximately 850 delegates representing thousands of primary school teachers will gather in the city this evening for the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation Annual Congress.

Committe member and Local Deputy principal in St Patricks De La Salle, Joe Mckeown spoke to KCLR about the big issues.