The term of office of the current Teaching Council comes to an end in March 2016. The Council has 37 members and 16 of these are teachers who are elected by teachers. An election for teacher members will be held online from 22 February to noon on 9 March. Full instructions for online voting, including two PIN numbers, will be posted out to teachers by the Teaching Council.
On Saturday February 6th 2016 TUI held its annual education conference. This year the venue was the Heritage Hotel in Portlaoise and over 100 delegates registered for the conference. A very useful series of presentations and discussions took place on a range of issues affecting second level, further education and third level. A full report will be carried in a future edition of TUI News. The main presentations can be accessed below.
Ahead of the General Election, TUI posed six key questions on education policy to the main political parties. Responses were received from the Labour Party, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil and the Anti Austerity Alliance.
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.