Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 19 November 2020
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills
Engagement with Trade Unions on Keeping Schools Open: Discussion
Mr. Kieran Christie:
We have been meeting the Department since the closure of schools in the spring on all the work that was done. In fairness to the Department, communication channels were opened up extensively from that period on, around the issues we dealt with all summer, such as calculated grades and so on. That continued into the autumn, in terms of schools reopening. That channel of communication has not been a problem, but the other one has.