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ASTI's Irwin favouring an inquiry
24 Apr 2014 20:08
Allegations of bullying and a death threat need to be investigated by the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland, the union's incoming president has said.
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ASTI's General Secretary Pat King raised the issues at the union's annual conference yesterday.
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Mr King said he had received a death threat and despicable references to his children and grandchildren on a website moderated by the union's members.
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Philip Irwin, who takes over as president later this year, confirmed Mr King had raised the issue at a meeting of the union's executive in January.
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However, he said he was unaware of any formal communication from the general secretary to the union's president and officers since then.
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Mr Irwin said the matter needed to be investigated in line with the union's duty of care to its employees.
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The current president of the union, Sally Maguire, declined to comment on whether or not the union would carry out an investigation.
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