School secretaries face 5% pay-cut

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articlePlans for Donegal link to proposed A5 to go on displayNext articleCouncillor calls for by-laws against photographing children in playgrounds News Highland Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook By News Highland – March 25, 2011 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter There’s some bad news today for around 17,000 low paid school secretaries and non-teaching staff.The Finance Minister Michael Noonan says he will not be reversing a five percent pay cut to their wages, implemented in January.Around 500 secretaries belonging to the IMPACT trade union have already voted to take industrial action over the pay cut – although it’s thought this action will not affect students.Kathleen O Doherty is a school secretary in Letterkenny, and she says it’s a new government, but the same old policies:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/kath.mp3[/podcast] Google+center_img Pinterest News WhatsApp WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire School secretaries face 5% pay-cut Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Google+last_img read more

Lakers’ LeBron James dons shirt in support of embattled QB Colin Kaepernick

first_imgLOS ANGELES — When LeBron James strolled into Staples Center on Thursday night ahead of the Lakers’ preseason game, his wardrobe immediately drew attention for evoking another athlete.James was wearing a branded Nike long-sleeve shirt that read “KAEPERNICK” on the back.The shirt, James later confirmed, was a symbol of support to Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL quarterback who has struggled to get a job in the league since he sparked a movement of athletes to kneel during the national anthem at games. The gesture was meant to protest police violence against African American men – a cause to which James is sympathetic. James drew attention to the case of Trayvon Martin when he was with the Miami Heat, the first of many political stances he’s expressed since.For James, his shirt represented several of his loyalties. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Related Articles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“I wear a Kaepernick shirt tonight, one because I mean it’s Nike, and I’m a Nike guy,” he said. “And two, I support Kaep. I always support Kaep and what he stands for, what he believes in.”James also has corporate ties to Kaepernick through Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign this year, of which Kaepernick is the figurehead. James, in general, has also been supportive of athletes taking stances on social issues, represented by his “More Than An Athlete” slogan for his media company Uninterrupted.“Obviously I’ve seen it with the global spot Nike was able to put out not too long ago where he was the face of, and I was happy to be a part of it,” he said. “So I’m a supporter of Kaep.” Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Amel Tuka broke Record on 800 meters

first_imgYesterday, the last athletics meeting of indoor athletics was held in Birmingham.It brought together athletes won medals in their disciplines at major competitions last years. Among others, there was a Bosnian representative, the best athlete, Amel Tuka.After breaking record at 400 and 800 meters in the hall, Tuka improved his record in the 800 meters as well.He finished the race on a second place with a time of 1: 46.59. The winner was the American Casimir Loxsom with a time of 1: 46.12, and third place was taken by the British Kyle Langford with a time of 1: 46.79.The result achieved by Amel Tuka is currently fourth in the world and third in Europe. Before the performance at the European Championship in the hall, Tuka will perform at the Balkan Championship, which is to be held the following weekend in Belgrade.(Source: klix)last_img read more