The TUI and ASTI have written to the Minister for Education and Skills stating that in the absence of further discussions, the Dr Traver’s document remains incomplete.
Click here to read letter.
Click here for letter to workplace representatives re Junior Cycle developments.
For the information of members:
Joint Statement following TUI/ASTI meeting – February 28 2015
Lecturers in St Angela’s College in Sligo have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action, including strike action, over serious concerns related to the proposed incorporation of the college into NUI Galway (NUIG). A day’s strike action will now take place on March 10th with further strike action to follow if required.
Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) branches in the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and the Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT) have passed motions this week to commence balloting members to take industrial action relating to the proposal to merge the two institutes. The union has already lodged a dispute about the proposed merger with the Labour Relations Commission.
The teacher unions - the TUI and the ASTI - attended a meeting this afternoon with Dr Pauric Travers. Officials from the Department of Education and Skills were also present.
Joint Statement from ASTI President Philip Irwin and TUI President Gerry Quinn
TUI wishes to bring to your attention that the NCCA is now setting up a Development Group to review Junior Cycle Art, Craft and Design.
A further extension to June 2016 of the retirement grace period has been announced. Under the Haddington Road Agreement (HRA), the Government agreed “to provide in legislation for a grace period for pension purposes during which both the reduction in pay and deferral of increment progression will be discounted”.
The third Consultative Conference on restructuring the union will take place on Saturday 28th February in the Garage Theatre, Monaghan Education Campus, Old Armagh Road. Monaghan. The conference will commence at 10 o’clock and finished at approximately 2 o’clock. Branches are requested to send the names of two nominations who will attend this conference to Jane O’Sullivan by Wednesday 18th February.
The pilot voluntary redeployment scheme established in 2013 is to continue in 2015. The scheme will operate in Munster in 2015 having operated in the North West in 2013 and in Connacht in 2014.
The executive bodies of the ASTI and TUI today decided that the terms of reference for the independent chairperson of the Junior Cycle talks be amended, in the current circumstances, in order to allow him to bring forward a range of possibilities which are non-binding which may form the basis for progress.
The Department of Education and Skills has confirmed to TUI that the target date for the payment of delayed increments and arrears to second-level teachers is the 19th of February. The Department expects to meet the target date.
TUI's Education Conference, Introducing Educational Change, What Works?, took place in NUI Maynooth on January 31st 2015. Some presentations from the day are downloadable below.