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Fixed Term Contracts

From: Department of Education and Skills

The terms agreed for the implementation of the Protection of Employees (Fixed Term Work) Act 2003, including Contracts of Indefinite Duration (CID), for primary or post-primary school authorities, are set out in the circulars below:

Post-Primary Teachers

Primary Teachers

Appeal Process

A teacher has a right to appeal a decision if they are dissatisfied with a decision of the Board of Management not to award a CID, or to award a certain number of hours.

An appeal must be made to the teacher’s employer (Education and Training Boards or Board of Management) within 4 working weeks of the date of notification of the decision. The procedures are fully listed in the following circular:

Primary and Post Primary Teachers

Circular 0030/2018 – Adjudication Process



See Also

Additional information on Contracts of Indefinite Duration



The National Employment Rights Authority (NERA)