The ASTI's 180-member Central Executive Committee will meet on Saturday to discuss the outcome of talks aimed at resolving their dispute. 

No decision was taken by the union's 23-member Standing Committee, which met today to consider a document, which the Government says represents its final offer. 

The document from conciliation talks aimed at resolving the ASTI teachers' dispute offers members terms that have already been negotiated and accepted by the other teacher unions, the INTO and the TUI. 

The paper, published on the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland's website, states that any further pay adjustments can only be considered within the terms of the Lansdowne Road Agreement.

It also states that the proposals are subject to the union's continued cooperation with collective pay agreements.

It acknowledges that the conciliation process has not resolved the issue of pay for new entrants. It goes on to state that "the parties" understand that this will be considered by the Public Service Pay Commission.

The document also says both sides acknowledge that the reinstatement of certain qualification allowances for teachers was also not resolved in the current process.

The only new offer contained in the document is one that would enable teachers with more than 15 years of service to opt out of the supervision of students outside of scheduled class times.

They would lose a related payment as a result. 

On the issue of Junior Cycle reform the document gives what are termed "assurances" to ASTI members regarding the revised curriculum.

It states that if its proposals are accepted then the union will commit to ongoing co-operation with Junior Cycle reform and will rescind all industrial action directives associated with the revised programme. 

ASTI members are likely to be disappointed by the outcome of these conciliation talks. 

The Central Executive Committee will decide whether to put the proposal to a ballot of members, or whether to reject it outright, a decision which would require a two-thirds majority.

It is three weeks since the Teachers' Conciliation Council became involved in an attempt to resolve the dispute.

The row had closed hundreds of secondary schools for several days this month and last, with further closures threatened.

Separately, teachers in schools in Belfast and Co Antrim are staging a one-day strike as part of a pay dispute.

Members of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) are taking the strike action in 100 schools in Belfast and Newtownabbey.

Some post primary schools will be closed as a result of the dispute.

Other teaching unions in Northern Ireland are taking industrial action short of a walkout but plan to ballot members on escalating their protest to a strike.

The unions have rejected an offer that would have delivered a 1% pay rise this year.