Lunchtime protests were held outside schools and centres today to draw attention to teachers’ serious concerns over the failure of their employer, Longford and Westmeath Education and Training Board (LWETB), to adhere to and apply nationally agreed grievance procedures.
Sir, - League tables such as the Times Higher Education rankings demonstrate a consistent blind spot in failing to recognise the value of the work being done every day against great odds by Irish third level institutions, particularly Institutes of Technology.
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The measures agreed today represent a very significant step in the right direction in addressing the pay inequality suffered by teachers recruited since 1 February 2012. The TUI will continue its campaign until full pay equality is achieved.
The latest OECD international indicators endorse the work of Irish educators and make clear that second level teachers in Ireland work longer hours than their international counterparts.