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 this afternoon to discuss proposed changes to the Junior Cycle.
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 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.
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.
Ballot papers on the redeployment process for the Institutes of Technology (with the additional clarifications provided by the LRC and Department of Education and Skills) will issue from TUI Head Office on Tuesday 23rd September and must be returned to the auditors Deloitte by 5pm on Thursday 9th October using the reply paid envelope.
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A major breakthrough has been secured by second level unions ASTI and TUI which will provide job security to temporary/ part-time teachers after just two years. The unions have described the recommendations of an expert group established as part of the Haddington Road Agreement as a significant step in the right direction in tackling the problem of casualisation of the profession.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today congratulated students on their achievements and urged them to stay on and complete a Leaving Certificate programme. 60,237 students received their results today.
The latest OECD Education At a Glance report outlines that Irish teachers teach longer hours at second level than their international counterparts. They also continue to earn less than those with similar qualifications and experience in other sectors in Ireland.
The inspectorate of the Department of Education and Skills are currently recruiting post-primary inspectors in a range of subjects. The posts include inspectors of art, construction and technology, guidance, history, mathematics, Spanish and special education. Further details are available here by selecting 'Education' in the job category bar.
TUI is currently carrying out a survey into the experiences of English teachers of the first round of in-service for the new Junior Cycle programme. We would be very grateful if you could spend approximately ten minutes filling out the enclosed survey on Survey Monkey.
Delegations from both second-level unions attended an initial joint meeting with the new Minister for Education and Skills on the issue of the proposed changes to the Junior Cycle this morning.
Students are advised not to be disheartened if they have not yet received a CAO offer this morning.