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TUI Pre-Retirement seminar, 24th April 2015

By piofficer Thursday, 16th April 2015 | 0 comments
A TUI Pre-Retirement seminar will take place on: Friday 24th April, 2015 9.00 - 16.30 at Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar, Co Westmeath. Click here to download an application form
Following a meeting today, lecturers in St Angela’s College, Sligo have decided to suspend all industrial action being taken over concerns related to the college’s incorporation into NUI Galway (NUIG). This means that a second strike day scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday) will not take place.

Picketing at CPD venues

By piofficer Monday, 13th April 2015 | 0 comments
The TUI and ASTI picketed Department of Education and Skills’ Junior Cycle CPD venues in Monaghan and Sligo today.

TUI supports a YES vote in Marriage Equality Referendum

By piofficer Thursday, 9th April 2015 | 0 comments
On Thursday April 9th, TUI’s Congress passed an emergency motion to fully support a YES vote in the upcoming Marriage Equality Referendum in the context of the TUI's commitment to equality for all.
Click here to download TUI President Gerry Quinn's response to Minister Jan O' Sullivan at TUI's Annual Congress.  

General Secretary's Address to Congress 2015

By piofficer Tuesday, 7th April 2015 | 0 comments
In a wide ranging address to 450 delegates this afternoon, Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI) General Secretary John MacGabhann tackled a number of issues relating to education and industrial relations including the failure of policymakers to consult with teachers and lecturers, casualisation of the profession, the Junior Cycle dispute and the union’s strong opposition to forced mergers of institutes of technology.

President's Address to Congress 2015

By piofficer Tuesday, 7th April 2015 | 0 comments
Click here to download speech, which was delivered on Tuesday 7th April 2015

Crisis of casualisation must be addressed

By piofficer Monday, 6th April 2015 | 0 comments
Ahead of its Annual Congress, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has highlighted what it calls the continuing ‘crisis’ of casualisation in teaching and lecturing. Many teachers and lecturers have only fragments of jobs with no guarantee of being retained from year to year. The union is calling for any arising new hours to be given to existing part-time staff in the first instance rather than recruiting, and in some cases exploiting, additional part-time staff. TUI is also calling for a return to the practice of making initial appointments on a permanent basis. The union estimates that at least 30% of teachers are employed on a part-time basis, and that this proportion grows to 50% for those under 30. Many of these teachers struggle to get by and meet even the most modest of financial commitments.
A new survey carried out by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) shows that lecturers in Institutes of Technology are experiencing high levels of work related stress (WRS) as a result of cutbacks and rationalisation measures in the sector. The union is calling for immediate interventions to tackle the growing problem, including the abolition of the ‘flex hours’ required under the Haddington Road Agreement.  
Teacher workload has increased significantly in recent years and administrative duties are deflecting from the core roles of classroom teaching and learning, according to the findings of a new survey by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI). The online survey of 545 teachers was carried out by the union in March.

Joint TUI/ASTI letter to workplace representatives

By piofficer Thursday, 2nd April 2015 | 0 comments
The following two letters related to the current Junior Cycle dispute have issued to workplace representatives today.
The State Examinations Commission (SEC) is currently processing applications for Superintendents for the 2015 State Examinations. The SEC is anxious to ensure that there is a sufficient quantity of suitable applicants to meet the demands for superintendent positions in the 2015 examinations particularly in the greater Dublin area (City and County).

Dunnes Stores workers to strike a blow for decent work

By piofficer Friday, 27th March 2015 | 0 comments
Important action: Please go to and sign the petition in support of the workers and ‘Like’ the Decency for Dunnes Workers Facebook and Twitter pages to stay up to date with the campaign.

Major gain for part-time teachers

By piofficer Friday, 27th March 2015 | 0 comments
A circular letter published today by the Department of Education and Skills outlines new entitlements which will benefit thousands of temporary and part-time teachers.
“Such ambitious reform requires the wholehearted engagement of teachers – otherwise its chances of success are limited.” – Dr Pauric Travers, February 2015

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