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Union rep blasts "extremely harmful" DESC letter

Local secretary says message isn't constructive

A local teaching union representative fears a letter from the education department has caused a lot of concern among its members.

Department of Education, Sport and Culture chief executive Ronald Barr sent a letter to representatives of the unions involved in the teachers' pay dispute last week, claiming their industrial action could constitute a breach of contract.

The Department has since confirmed it has no immediate plans to withhold pay from those taking part in the action, but reserves the right to review the situation in the future.

Isle of Man negotiating secretary for the NASUWT Geraldine O'Neill says this isn't the way to find a solution:

You can watch Geraldine O'Neill speaking to Manx Radio's Sian Cowper below:

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