Joint TUI/ASTI press statement
The following TUI motion on precarious and casualised work was passed by ICTU's biennial conference on Wednesday.
Following a meeting with the TUI and the ASTI, the SEC issued the following statement:
A major new study involving almost 1,200 academics calls for ‘significantly increased and sustained levels of investment’ and increased staffing levels to meet continued growth in student numbers. Almost three-quarters of respondents feel their working conditions are deteriorating.
Following representations made by TUI and the other teacher unions, Transitional Arrangements have now been put in place for teachers who were seriously or critically ill prior to September 2014 when the new sick leave provisions were introduced.
Download the TUI Study on Work-related Stress Experiences of Academics in the Institutes of Technology Sector
The study is the preliminary phase of a campaign on work-related stress seeking to inform members, advise branches and seek employers to fulfil their obligations. The survey results will be used as baseline data for comparative analysis with further annual survey results to ascertain whether risk levels have changed in the intervening periods. The results will be used to inform members, employers and other agencies of the levels of work-related stress experienced by members in their sector and individual workplaces.
We are aware of issues arising in relation to the payment of travel and subsistence expenses in relation to supervision of State Examinations. We are seeking an urgent meeting with the State Examinations Commission with regard to these issues. Further developments will be posted on the TUI website.
The Executive Committee of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has decided to recommend that members reject the new pay agreement proposals.
TUI is calling for members to attend a march this Saturday, 6th June, in support of workers in Dunnes Stores, members of the Mandate and SIPTU trade unions, who are employed on low hour contracts and zero hour contracts.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has wished all students the best of luck ahead of this year’s Leaving and Junior Certificate examinations.
Talks between unions and the Government on a proposed new pay agreement have concluded.
The following resolution was adopted at TUI’s Annual Congress in 2015 in relation to TTIP:
On May 22nd, TUI's Executive Committee and ASTI's Central Executive Council decided (at separate meetings) that the latest Junior Cycle proposals form the basis for a ballot of TUI and ASTI members.
Click below to download the TUI News Ballot Special on the Third Level Ballots on Overtime Ban and Compliance with the established Academic Calendar
TUI News Ballot Special
The second-level teacher unions the ASTI and the TUI are to ballot their members on the new Junior Cycle proposals.