The following are the Education Sector Proposals issued to teaching unions following over night talks.
Second Level and Further Education
Supervision & Substitution Scheme
Members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) have balloted for industrial action, up to and including strike action, in the event that government unilaterally imposes salary cuts or worsens working conditions for teachers and lecturers. Eighty four precent of the union's membership of 14,500 voted in favour of industrial action. The turnout was 63%. TUI balloted members for industrial action, in conjunction with the other teacher unions ASTI and INTO, following rejection of the so called ‘Croke Park 2’ proposals by all three unions. TUI is currently engaged in education sector talks in the aftermath of members’ rejection of the proposals. TUI General Secretary John MacGabhann said: “TUI members – along with their colleagues in ASTI and INTO - have given the government a clear message that if it unilaterally moves to cut pay or worsen working conditions it will be confronted by the teaching and lecturing workforce. “Teachers and lecturers have already contributed a huge amount towards national recovery through increased productivity, on top of the pension levy and pay cuts which have reduced their take-home pay by as much as 20%. In addition, newly qualified teachers have been cynically targeted for further pay reductions and many young teachers are currently surviving on portions of jobs, on scraps of hours. "TUI took the decision to enter education sector talks against this backdrop and is working closely with the other teacher unions in order to protect members’ terms and conditions.”
The 2013 RMA AGM is being held in Dungarvan, Co Waterford in the Park Hotel, arriving on Tuesday 28th with the AGM being held on the Wednesday 29th May at 10.00am.
TUI Consultation Event – Junior Cycle English, Saturday 18th May.
Branches and members are invited to participate – click here for details.