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DESC 'waiting for weeks' for unions to arrange MIRS meeting

Minister urges unions to get in touch and set a date for talks

The education minister is urging the three unions involved in the teachers' pay dispute to get in touch and arrange a meeting.

Graham Cregeen told Tynwald his department has been waiting weeks for a date to speak with the NAHT, NASUWT and ASCL through the Manx Industrial Relations Service.

Mr Cregeen also confirmed political members have not been engaging in negotiations with the unions, but have been kept up to date by officers.

He's keen for the meeting to take place as soon as possible:

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