SNA contract issues
I am a new SNA. Which contract should I sign?
Q: I am a new SNA. Which contract should I sign?
A: Since 2005, there is a standard, agreed SNA contract. By agreement with the Department of Education, this is the only contract that can be signed by an SNA.
If you are an SNA working in a primary or special school, the correct contract can be found here.
If you are an SNA working in a post-primary school, the correct contract can be found here.
The SNA contract should not be altered in any way. Furthermore, this contract comes from a national agreement between the union and the Minister for Education.
SNA contract issues: archive
We've been publishing a special segment focussing on contract issues facing SNAs. Devised and written by Assistant General Secretary Seán Carabini, It has proved to be one of the most popular items in the Education news bulletin.
We've archived all of these items for ease of access, and will publish an updated archive in each future edition of the bulletin.
If you have SNA contract issues you'd like to see covered in the bulletin, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include 'SNA contract issues for the news bulletin' in the subject heading.
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Standard contract for 2018/2019 school year
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The NCSE's SNA review: main points and recommendations
Q&A: NCSE Comprehensive Review of the Special Needs Assistant Scheme
I was a full-time SNA but have had my hours cut. Am I entitled to any redundancy payment?