“Hundreds of teachers who will receive lucrative redundancy packages this summer can return to the classroom after just one month. Under the enhanced package announced by Education Minister John O’Dowd in January at least one teacher is set to receive more than £100,000 to leave their teaching post this August. The six-figure sum is comparable with payouts made to police officers who stood down under Patten and the current redundancy scheme being offered to prison officers targeted by paramilitaries at the height of the Troubles. Mr O’Dowd has said that “it is not lawful to prevent a teacher who has received redundancy compensation from seeking to return to employment”.
All this cash lavished on public sector workers and THEN politicians and media wonder why private sector is through the floor? I fail to see WHY teacher are being mad redundant, that seems a waste and I also do not understand WHY such cosmic scales of redundancy are applied against their departure?