The following are the Education Sector Proposals issued to teaching unions following over night talks.
Second Level and Further Education
Supervision & Substitution Scheme
Members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) have balloted for industrial action, up to and including strike action, in the event that government unilaterally imposes salary cuts or worsens working conditions for teachers and lecturers. Eighty four precent of the union's membership of 14,500 voted in favour of industrial action. The turnout was 63%. TUI balloted members for industrial action, in conjunction with the other teacher unions ASTI and INTO, following rejection of the so called ‘Croke Park 2’ proposals by all three unions. TUI is currently engaged in education sector talks in the aftermath of members’ rejection of the proposals. TUI General Secretary John MacGabhann said: “TUI members – along with their colleagues in ASTI and INTO - have given the government a clear message that if it unilaterally moves to cut pay or worsen working conditions it will be confronted by the teaching and lecturing workforce. “Teachers and lecturers have already contributed a huge amount towards national recovery through increased productivity, on top of the pension levy and pay cuts which have reduced their take-home pay by as much as 20%. In addition, newly qualified teachers have been cynically targeted for further pay reductions and many young teachers are currently surviving on portions of jobs, on scraps of hours. "TUI took the decision to enter education sector talks against this backdrop and is working closely with the other teacher unions in order to protect members’ terms and conditions.”
The 2013 RMA AGM is being held in Dungarvan, Co Waterford in the Park Hotel, arriving on Tuesday 28th with the AGM being held on the Wednesday 29th May at 10.00am.
TUI Consultation Event – Junior Cycle English, Saturday 18th May.
Branches and members are invited to participate – click here for details.
Click here to download a letter from the Presidents and General Secretaries of the three teacher unions stating that a YES vote in the ballot for industrial action remains the priority.Given developments in other sectors over recent days, it is more critical than ever that teachers and lecturers provide their unions with a strong mandate to protect pay and conditions to the greatest possible extent.
LRC Proposals for Public Service Agreement
Clarification on Pay Cut for those earning between 65k and 100k
On Sunday 12 May 2013 the LRC provided the relevant public service unions including the teacher unions with a briefing on the application of the pay cut proposed for those earning between 65k and 100k and the application of the measures regarding incremental progression for this group.
Click here to download details of the two Assistant General Secretary vacancies.
Click here to download details of the Administrative Officer vacancy.
Click here to download a detailed Powerpoint Presentation on the ballot for industrial action.
The Executive Committee of TUI is recommending that you VOTE YES.
BALLOT ON INDUSTRIAL ACTION IMPORTANT NOTICE
From Presidents and General Secretaries of TUI, ASTI and INTO
On Wednesday 1 May, the General Secretaries of the TUI, ASTI and INTO met with the CEO of the Labour Relations Commission.
The executives of the three teacher unions have decided to ballot their members for industrial action following the rejection of the LRC proposals.
Click here to download the May edition of TUI News, including Ballot Special.
Below are the arrangements for a farewell gathering for our much loved colleague and friend Ben Bishop who passed away last Thursday.
Speaking today TUI President, Gerard Craughwell said: "At a time when public servants are being lectured by a succession of members of cabinet regarding the need for cuts and savings, is it not ironic that the Minister for Finance abstains in the vote which will lead to a remuneration package of over €800,000 for the chief executive of the Bank of Ireland being passed? Has the government forgotten that the citizens of this country bailed out this bank, which was instrumental creating the circumstances that led to our current economic crisis? It is incredible that our Minister for Finance will allow one person to receive a sum of money that would staff a medium sized school or further education college for a full year.