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The second-level teacher unions the ASTI and the TUI are to ballot their members on the new Junior Cycle proposals.
“A proposal to resolve the dispute over Junior Cycle reform has been agreed between the Department and the leadership of the second-level teaching unions. The leadership of the ASTI and the TUI, along with Minister O'Sullivan, have committed their support and strong endorsement to these clearly stated proposals, outlined in a document entitled “Junior Cycle Reform: Joint Statement on Principles and Implementation.”

TUI urges YES vote in Friday's referendum

By piofficer Wednesday, 20th May 2015 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) is highlighting that it fully supports a YES vote in Friday’s Marriage Equality referendum.

Update on Junior Cycle dispute

By piofficer Tuesday, 19th May 2015 | 0 comments
Following an exchange of letters between TUI/ASTI and the Minister for Education and Skills on May 14th, it was agreed that meetings between both sides should be convened. An exploratory meeting was held on May 15th and a further meeting was held today, Tuesday May 19th.

Teachers with conditional registration

By piofficer Monday, 18th May 2015 | 0 comments
The Teaching Council is in the process of sending out mailers to post-primary teachers who are registered with the condition of Post Qualification Employment (PQE) due to expire in December 2015 . This includes a Conditions Status Form which asks teachers to indicate their stage in the PQE process. 
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.

Latest edition of TUI News

By piofficer Friday, 15th May 2015 | 0 comments
Click here to download the latest edition of TUI News. The latest issue features a full review of Congress 2015 and also explains how the the Ward Report will benefit fixed-term/temporary and part time teachers. 
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has described an international report which ranks 15-year-old Irish students 15th out of 76 countries in terms of achievement in maths and science as an ‘emphatic endorsement of the work carried out on a daily basis in Irish schools.’

TUI News Ballot Special on Third Level Ballots

By piofficer Friday, 8th May 2015 | 0 comments
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
27,000 teachers send message to Minister for Education:

Junior Cycle lunchtime protest - Thursday 7th May

By piofficer Friday, 1st May 2015 | 0 comments
Click here for a letter sent to Workplace Representatives regarding the Junior Cycle lunchtime protest which will take place on Thursday 7th May.  
The finalised version of Circular 0026/2015 on the advance preparations for the commencement of the statutory requirements for Garda vetting has issued.

Today's Irish Times report on Strike Days

By piofficer Tuesday, 28th April 2015 | 0 comments
The figures reported in today’s Irish Times regarding teachers reporting for work on strike days are simply wrong. The Department of Education and Skills has confirmed to the TUI that the figures are incorrect.
Comments to be delivered by Mike Jennings (IFUT) and Annette Dolan (TUI) on Saturday 25th April 2015 at joint IFUT/TUI seminar ‘Higher Education as a Public Good’

TUI guide to inspections in second-level schools

By piofficer Tuesday, 21st April 2015 | 0 comments
TUI has published a simple guide to inspections as encountered at second-level in Ireland.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive study as inspections and how schools experience them can be as varied as the schools/centres inspected and the inspectors who carry out the visits. 

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