English language teachers left without wages with reports of school's imminent closure

500 students currently study at Grafton College.

A meeting is currently being held with management at an English language school in Dublin after staff were left unpaid.

The meeting is between the 23 teachers and management at Grafton College in Portobello.

Teachers were unpaid on Friday and have been told there will be no classes for the foreseeable future in the school.

500 students currently study at Grafton College and are expected to be accommodated in other schools around the capital.

Staff members have said they are left completely in the dark and are unsure if they will get the pay they're owed.

Teacher Leon Vaughan told RTE's Morning Ireland: "You could see it on their faces. Dangling pianos hanging over their heads – rent, children, single parents.

"We are committed professionals with families; this is not a summer job and we’re left with nothing."

The Unite Trade Union will attend a meeting with teachers this morning to decide the course of action.

A spokesperson for Unite said: "Trade union Unite, which represents English Language Teachers, will be meeting with teachers at Grafton College on monday, following the snap closure of the college.

"23 teachers, including a number of Unite members, have been left unpaid amid reports that Grafton College has been liquidated and intends to re-open at another location in 2019."

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