Teaching unions are urging the Health Minister to reconsider the vaccine list.
The Government changed it last week to an aged based approach.
This is as opposed to vaccinating some workers, like teachers and Gardaí first.
Some more highlights from President Magner's #INTOcongress21 address...🔴On Vaccines: "We had a promise from the government we took in good faith... The rug has been pulled out from under us... I implore the Minister to announce a u-turn in her address later... pic.twitter.com/Di2272Vb2a
— INTO (Irish National Teachers' Organisation) (@INTOnews) April 6, 2021
Union Implores Minister To Change The List
Teaching Unions are holding their annual conferences today.
They plan to discuss a ballot for industrial action, in a bid to get the vaccine list changed back.
INTO President Mary Magner says the "rug has been pulled from under us."
"I implore the Minister to re-consider the downgrading of teachers on the vaccine priority list."
While the Union representing SNAs, Fórsa, has not ruled out strike action over the matter.
Unfortunately one of our Garda colleagues has now also tested positive for #COVID19 as a result of dealing with this incident on Friday..this is why @AGSI_Ireland are saying Government must urgently consider an Occupational Vaccination Programme for front line high risk jobs https://t.co/rDm8nSFXbc
— antoinette (@antoabs) April 4, 2021
Gardaí Also Call For Vaccine List Change
Meanwhile the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors has made the same call.
General Secretary Antoinette Cunningham wrote on Twitter to say the Government must make the change "urgently."