The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has described the findings of the PISA 2015 study as an endorsement of the high quality work of Irish teachers and students at a time of hugely damaging cuts to education. In all three areas which were examined, the scores of Irish students were significantly above the OECD average.
Following an invitation issued on 8th November by the Chair of the Teachers’ Conciliation Council (TCC) to ASTI, INTO, TUI, the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, TUI engaged with the other parties in discussions on a range of issues in recent weeks.
In September 2015, TUI members accepted, in a national ballot, the proposals set out in the document - Junior Cycle Reform: Joint Statement on Principles and Implementation (including the Appendix “Professional Time to support Implementation”).
TUI understands that the Assessment Task booklet for third years of Junior Cycle English will arrive in schools on Monday, November 28th.
TUI members who teach Junior Cycle History are encouraged to participate in the online consultation which is being carried out by the NCCA and which closes on December 2nd. The consultation is accessible at: http://juniorcycle.ie/Curriculum/Subjects/History/History?lang=en-GB
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The November/December TUI News magazine (Vol 39 No 2) is now available to download - click here.
Click here to download a letter on the progress in current negotiations on second level issues that has issued to branch officers and workplace representatives
A poster outlining the progress made by TUI in its ongoing campaign for pay parity and job security at second level will issue to workplaces this week.
The poster sets out the achievements to date and the next steps in tackling these unacceptable inequities. Click here to download a copy.
Click here to download a letter on industrial action by the ASTI that has issued to branch officers and workplace representatives
TUI notes the Labour Court recommendation that has been offered to the garda representative bodies as a basis for settlement.
Commenting on a Higher Education Authority (HEA) report on the dire financial situation in Institutes of Technology, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has once again called for a levy on corporate profits to generate additional funding for the resource-starved higher education sector.
Click here to download a letter sent to second level branch officers and workplace representatives.
The following clarification in regard to Circular Letter 0071/2016 has been issued by the Department of Education and Skills.
Speaking at a rally outside the Dáil today, representatives of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) and Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) demanded an end to pay inequality as a matter of urgency, describing it as ‘wrong and unconscionable.’