The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) has informed TUI that the new Leaving Certificate Classical Studies development group is being established shortly. They are seeking nominations by July 29th.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has expressed major concerns about the recent decision of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) to fund mergers of Institutes of Technology in advance of any decision on the matter being taken by the Oireachtas.
The four biggest trade unions in higher education have joined with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) to campaign for better public investment in the sector. USI, IFUT, IMPACT, SIPTU and TUI announced their new coalition as they published joint proposals on higher education funding as part of Minister Richard Bruton’s public consultation on an education strategy for 2016-2018.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI), which represents teachers and lecturers in second level, adult/further education and at third level, has wished all students the best of luck ahead of this year’s state examinations.
The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) has launched a new report entitled European Quality Framework for Apprenticeship (2016). The report is available to download at this link.
The following information has issued to branch officers and workplace representatives.
Members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) have voted by a margin of 63% to 37% (on a turnout of 57%) to accept a proposed agreement with the Department of Education and Skills.
Based on discussion with the Department of Education and Skills (DES) and in accordance with the verbal assurance provided by Mr Kevin Foley (then Director of Conciliation at the Labour Relations Commission), the TUI’s clear understanding is that there is nothing in Sections 3.2 or 4 of the Lansdowne Road Agreement (LRA) that prevents the union taking action in regard to matters of key concern to members. In that context the union is aware that it is the expectation of the DES that the union would, in accordance with standard practice, utilise normal IR machinery/agreed procedures in advance of taking such action.
Following a ballot of members, Joanne Irwin (Co. Donegal Branch) has been elected as President of the Teachers' Union of Ireland (effective from 1st July 2016).
Voting YES for the proposed DES/TUI agreement – which involves being covered by the LRA - will allow the TUI to prosecute to successful conclusion our campaign for pay parity. The Programme for Government is clear in indicating that the matter can be addressed only within a collective agreement, using the soon to be established Public Sector Pay Commission. The relevant collective agreement from 1st July is the LRA.
The Executive Committee of TUI recommends that members vote 'YES' to accept the proposed Department of Education and Skills/TUI agreement.
A new video message from the TUI President is set out below
The following text appears on the cover of the TUI News ballot special, which is being posted out to all workplaces today. Click here to download full TUI News ballot special.
Click here to download the TUI News Ballot Special on the proposed Department of Education and Skills/TUI agreement
TUI’s Executive Committee is recommending that members vote to accept the proposed Department of Education and Skills/TUI agreement of 2016 which addresses a number of issues of key concern to TUI members. These are issues which had not been addressed by the LRA.