The Executive Committee of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today decided to recommend that members accept the negotiated Junior Cycle proposals in an upcoming ballot.
Ballot on Junior Cycle proposals:
Ballot papers will be posted to members from TUI Head Office on Wednesday, September 9th. Close of ballot is Wednesday, September 23rd.
TUI’s Executive Committee meets this Friday (August 28th) to discuss the ballot and any further information arising from that meeting will be uploaded on the union website.
Click here for further information on the Junior Cycle proposals.
A vacancy has arisen on the NCCA Development Group for Junior Cycle Music. Participation on NCCA committees does not in any way alter TUI policy regarding issues such as assessment of new courses, but participation does provide a valuable opportunity for practising teachers and the nominating teacher unions to influence developments in curriculum and syllabi.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today congratulated students who received a CAO offer. Those who did not yet receive an offer should not to be disheartened, the union said.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today congratulated students on their Leaving Certificate results. The union is advising students to look at furthering their education in those areas of greatest interest to them.
TUI has published a simple guide to inspections as encountered at second-level in Ireland. It is not intended to be an exhaustive study as inspections and how schools experience them can be as varied as the schools/centres inspected and the inspectors who carry out the visits.
TUI is opposed to the forced merger of Carlow IT and Waterford Institute of Technology.
Joint TUI/ASTI press statement
The following TUI motion on precarious and casualised work was passed by ICTU's biennial conference on Wednesday.
Following a meeting with the TUI and the ASTI, the SEC issued the following statement:
A major new study involving almost 1,200 academics calls for ‘significantly increased and sustained levels of investment’ and increased staffing levels to meet continued growth in student numbers. Almost three-quarters of respondents feel their working conditions are deteriorating.
Following representations made by TUI and the other teacher unions, Transitional Arrangements have now been put in place for teachers who were seriously or critically ill prior to September 2014 when the new sick leave provisions were introduced.
Download the TUI Study on Work-related Stress Experiences of Academics in the Institutes of Technology Sector
The study is the preliminary phase of a campaign on work-related stress seeking to inform members, advise branches and seek employers to fulfil their obligations. The survey results will be used as baseline data for comparative analysis with further annual survey results to ascertain whether risk levels have changed in the intervening periods. The results will be used to inform members, employers and other agencies of the levels of work-related stress experienced by members in their sector and individual workplaces.
We are aware of issues arising in relation to the payment of travel and subsistence expenses in relation to supervision of State Examinations. We are seeking an urgent meeting with the State Examinations Commission with regard to these issues. Further developments will be posted on the TUI website.
The Executive Committee of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has decided to recommend that members reject the new pay agreement proposals.