The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has announced that its members at second level and in the further and adult education sectors will take a day’s strike action on Wednesday, 24th February, unless meaningful progress is made with the Department of Education and Skills. A meeting is set to take place between TUI and the Department next week to discuss issues across all sectors.
4,000 Institute of Technology lecturers and researchers in the country’s 14 Institutes of Technology are today taking strike action over the damage inflicted on their sector and on the service to students by an era of cutbacks. The strike has been organised by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI), which represents academic and research staff in the sector.
Irish Times, Tuesday 2nd February 2016
4,000 lecturers in the country’s 14 Institutes of Technology will take a day’s strike action on Wednesday, February 3rd over a range of crisis issues within their sector. The strike has been organised by the TUI and follows an overwhelming mandate from members for industrial action after a national ballot in December.The strike action is supported by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI).
In November 2014, approximately 7,200 teachers were given an extension to their conditional registration expiry date to 31 December 2015 by the Teaching Council. This date was subsequently extended by 1 month to 31 January 2016. The Teaching Council have undertaken an extensive post, email and SMS campaign to directly contact the teachers in this cohort.
As it stands, thre are still 190 teachers at post primary level who need to submit evidence that they have fulfilled their condition or requested an extension.