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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.
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.