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Second level unions attend Junior Cycle talks with Minister

By piofficer Wednesday, 19th November 2014 | 0 comments
Talks today between the teacher unions – the ASTI and the TUI – and the Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan have not resolved the current impasse over the Framework for Junior Cycle.

Second level teachers to strike over Junior Cycle dispute

By piofficer Friday, 14th November 2014 | 0 comments
The ASTI Standing Committee and TUI Executive Committee today voted to take a day’s strike action on Tuesday December 2nd and a further day of strike action in January 2015, the date to be decided, over the Junior Cycle impasse.

Update on Junior Cycle dispute

By piofficer Thursday, 13th November 2014 | 0 comments
Update on Junior Cycle dispute Talks between the teacher unions and the Department of Education and Skills on Junior Cycle reform broke down on Tuesday, November 11th.
The teacher unions – the ASTI and TUI – have called on the Minister for Education and Skills to intervene to resolve the impasse in the talks process on the Framework for Junior Cycle.
Sir, – The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) is gravely concerned by the findings of the DIT employee engagement survey (“Dublin Institute of Technology staff concerned at lack of ‘clear vision’”, October 27th). The findings indicate a considerable degree of alienation and discontent among staff, with only 35 per cent considering themselves valued and only 29 per cent believing DIT’s leadership team manage the institution well. Only 20 per cent believed that senior leadership listened to and responded to their views, and 8 per cent were “currently being harassed or bullied at work”.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has again voiced its concern at what it labels a lack of consultation with its members in relation to Institute mergers.
Notice regarding payment of Salaries to Teachers in Voluntary Secondary, Community and Comprehensive Schools paid on the payrolls operated by the Department of Education and Skills

Second level unions discuss Junior Cycle with Minister

By piofficer Friday, 24th October 2014 | 0 comments
Delegations from the second-level teacher unions – the ASTI and the TUI – met with the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan and representatives from the Minister’s Department on Wednesday to discuss proposed changes to the Junior Cycle.

Post Primary School Transport Scheme

By piofficer Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 | 0 comments
The Department of Education and Skills has asked that TUI circulate information regarding the School Transport Scheme to branches and schools as appropriate. Click here to download a letter and Q&A document on the scheme.

'Neutral' education budget does not repair past damage

By piofficer Tuesday, 14th October 2014 | 0 comments
Today’s Budget does nothing to reverse the damage that several years of austerity cuts have inflicted on the education system, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has said.
The result of the ballot on the sectoral redeployment procedure (with LRC clarifications) for the IoT sector is as follows:
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has congratulated Gerard Craughwell on his election to the Seanad.

TUI survey on casualisation of teaching and lecturing

By piofficer Tuesday, 7th October 2014 | 0 comments
TUI is currently carrying out a survey into the extent of casualisation of our profession.  The publication of the Ward Report is a very significant step forward at second level but the issue remains at third level.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has endorsed the candidature of past president Gerard Craughwell for the by election to fill the vacancy in the Seanad Éireann Cultural and Educational Panel. The vacancy is caused by the election to the European Parliament of Ms Deidre Clune.

Budget must help marginalised students

By piofficer Monday, 22nd September 2014 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) is calling for next month’s Budget to reverse cuts which have been most damaging to marginalised students. A survey carried out by the union among schools and further education colleges this year shows the hugely negative effects of a cut to guidance provision (findings below). The union is also concerned by the damaging effect of the embargo on filling middle management positions such as year head.

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