Representatives from the TUI and ASTI attended talks today on the Framework for Junior Cycle chaired by Dr Pauric Travers.
Further to concerns raised with the TUI, particularly by our members representing staff on Education and Training Boards (ETBs) and those representing staff on ETB school boards of management, the TUI has made representations to the Department of Education and Skills on the proposal by the Minister, issued in December 2014, that members of every ETB school board of management must be resident within 20kms of the school in question.
27,000 second-level teachers are taking strike action today (Thursday, January 22nd) in protest over aspects of the Framework for Junior Cycle which the Department of Education and Skills is currently implementing in second-level schools.
Click here to download a set of frequently asked questions about Thursday's strike action.
Circulars 0059/2014 (registered teachers), 0063/2014 (all staff in ETBs, other than Teachers and SNAs) and 0064/20014 (all staff in IoTs), which introduced the new sick leave scheme, did not clearly address pregnancy-related illness which had occurred under the previous sick leave scheme (i.e. the scheme that operated prior to 1 September 2014).