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.
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.