Students are advised not to be disheartened if they have not yet received a CAO offer this morning.
The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) and the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) condemn the recent attacks by the Israeli Army on schools, playgrounds, hospitals and higher education institutions in Gaza. There can be no justification for the killing of innocent civilians, very many of them children.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today urged students to remain optimistic and positive, reminding them that the Leaving Cert is a landmark rather than the end of the road. The union is advising students to look at furthering their education in areas that interest and stimulate them.
In its initial response to the ESRI’s Leaving School in Ireland Longitudinal Study, TUI President Gerry Quinn highlighted the damaging effect of cuts to guidance counselling provision.
70 SIPTU members have been locked out by Greyhound Recycling in an effort to impose pay cuts averaging 35 per cent. The workers concerned have been replaced by others supplied by government agencies.
New Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) President Gerry Quinn today stated that Minister Jan O’ Sullivan must be ready to negotiate meaningfully with teachers on the issue of Junior Cycle change. Teachers insist that any new programme must be externally assessed and nationally certified.
The Department of Education and Skills have published Circular Letter 59/2014, which contains important information on changes to the Sick Leave Scheme for registered teachers.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has congratulated Jan O’ Sullivan on her appointment to the position of Minister for Education and Skills. The union represents teachers and lecturers in second level schools, colleges of further education and Institutes of Technology.
The Department of Education and Skills has published Circular Letter 53/2014 which implements an improved salary scale and part time rate for those who entered teaching between 1 January 2011 and 31 January 2012 (2011 Entrants). This is a very significant salary gain for this group of teachers and was secured by the teacher unions under the Haddington Road Agreement.
TUI comment on resignation of Minister Ruairi Quinn
TUI President Gerard Craughwell discusses school league tables on RTE's Drivetime programme, describing them as a crude and misleading measure of a school.
See www.tuiservices.ie for full details.
The following is the result of the ballot on the redeployment process for third level
Bahrain Teachers' Association leader Madhi Abu Dheeb was imprisoned in April 2011 after calling on his teaching union to strike.