A motion under Rule 22 was passed by delegates at the TUI Annual Congress today (Thursday, 24th of April) as follows:
TUI President's Response to Minister Quinn's speech at the Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny, Wednesday 23rd April 2014
In a wide ranging address to 400 delegates today, Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI) General Secretary John MacGabhann tackled a number of issues relating to education and industrial relations including the Haddington Road Agreement and the effects of cutbacks. He also suggested that it is time to for TUI and ASTI to seriously consider merging.
Click here to download President Gerard Craughwell's address to Congress 2014 this afternoon.
Findings of a new survey conducted by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) show that Institute of Technology lecturers remain far from convinced by the move towards Technological University status.
New research by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) shows large disparities in respect of the number of Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) places available to students around the country. (Click here for data).
The latest projections of future second level student numbers show that there will be an increase of 75,000 students in the system between now and 2024. (Full statistics at end of statement).
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has expressed concern at the damaging effects of education cutbacks on the capacity to deal with student behaviour issues in schools. The union’s Annual Congress takes place in Kilkenny next week.
These have now issued to schools and are relevant to Examinations Contract Staff, Examinations Aides and School Appointed Exam Personnel.
Well done to all students and teachers who participated in the Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ Youth for Decent Work Film Competition. The competition asked groups of second level students to make a 3 minute video about the 1913 Lockout and the concept of Decent Work.
Reacting to today’s PISA findings, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) stated that students must be provided with vastly improved access to modern ICT facilities with full broadband access. The union has long-held concerns about deficits in the ICT infrastructure in schools.
Following ongoing discussions between the Public Services Committee of ICTU (of which TUI is a member) and the Government, Government has now agreed to extend the retirement ‘grace period’ under the Haddington Road Agreement to the end of June 2015.
TUI members have voted in favour of industrial action over proposed Junior Cycle changes by a margin of 88% yes to 12% no. The turnout was 62%.
Second-level teachers have overwhelmingly voted to take industrial action over plans by the Minister for Education and Skills to abolish the Junior Certificate State Exam. In separate ballots, members of the ASTI and members of the TUI voted by 88% to 12% in favour of industrial action. The two unions represent approximately 27,000 second-level teachers.
Junior Cycle ballot reminder. Send a clear message on this vital issue!
Vote YES to ensure that our valid concerns around the proposals are met.
Please post completed ballot papers by Monday 24th March at the latest to ensure they reach auditors Deloitte by Wednesday 26th March.
Thanks to all who have returned their completed ballot papers already.