New Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) President Joanne Irwin has identified income parity for new teachers and lecturers as the key priority of her term of office. Other critical issues on the union’s immediate agenda include the underfunding crisis in Institutes of Technology and insecure employment conditions of those working in the further and adult education sectors.
During July, representatives from TUI and INTO and officials from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the Department of Education and Skills engaged in a series of meetings to fully scope out the issues involved regarding pay arrangements for newly qualified teachers.
Meetings took place on the 5th, 14th and 26th of July. This engagement is taking place within the context of both unions’ acceptance of the Lansdowne Road Agreement, and having regard to the recent agreement in respect of fire-fighters in local government.
Circular Letter 0045/2016 - Public Service Stability Agreement 2013 –2018 (Haddington Road Agreement/Lansdowne Road Agreement) and the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Acts 2013 and 2015 - Click here to download
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