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Dunnes Stores workers to strike a blow for decent work

By piofficer Friday, 27th March 2015 | 0 comments
Important action: Please go to and sign the petition in support of the workers and ‘Like’ the Decency for Dunnes Workers Facebook and Twitter pages to stay up to date with the campaign.
A circular letter published today by the Department of Education and Skills outlines new entitlements which will benefit thousands of temporary and part-time teachers.
“Such ambitious reform requires the wholehearted engagement of teachers – otherwise its chances of success are limited.” – Dr Pauric Travers, February 2015

Latest TUI News - Vol 37 No 5

By piofficer Monday, 23rd March 2015 | 0 comments
Click here to download the latest TUI News, which contains a full report on last year's motions ahead of this year's Annual Congress.

TUI Pre-Retirement seminar, 24th April 2015

By piofficer Monday, 23rd March 2015 | 0 comments
A TUI Pre-Retirement seminar will take place on: Friday 24th April, 2015 9.00 - 16.30 at Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar, Co Westmeath. Click here to download an application form
Academic staff in the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) have given an overwhelming mandate to engage in industrial action against a proposal to merge with the Institute of Technology Carlow. After a relatively short ballot campaign, 94% voted in favour of industrial action with a turnout of just under 65% of members (academic and research staff).

What does an ethical workplace mean to you?

By piofficer Wednesday, 18th March 2015 | 0 comments
What does an ethical workplace mean to you?

Update on Ward Report circular letter

By piofficer Friday, 13th March 2015 | 0 comments
The circular letter on implementation of the report by the Expert Group on Fixed Term and Part Time Employment in Primary and Second Level Education in Ireland (also referred to as the Ward Report) is still at draft stage and discussions between the Department and the unions are ongoing.
St Angela’s College, Sligo lecturers are today (Tuesday, March 10th) taking strike action over serious concerns related to the proposed incorporation of the college into NUI Galway (NUIG). Further strike action will follow if required.
A joint TUI / ASTI letter regarding the current Junior Cycle Framework Industrial Action Directive issued today; click below for details.

Joint TUI/ASTI statement regarding Junior Cycle dispute

By piofficer Wednesday, 4th March 2015 | 0 comments
‘It is regrettable that the Minister has not accepted our reasonable and positive proposal to move this situation forward.

Vacancies on NCCA Development Groups

By piofficer Tuesday, 3rd March 2015 | 0 comments
  From time to time vacancies arise on NCCA development groups.  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.  Each teacher union is usually invited to nominate two representatives to each development group.  Each representative will be required to make thoughtful insights in the discussions of the relevant development group, within the context of TUI policy.  Representatives are required from time to time to discuss strategy, and meet with, relevant officials from TUI Head Office.  Representatives may also be asked to act as exams spokespersons for TUI in the subjects relevant to their expertise.  This can involve giving considered feedback to the media and Exams Commission, again within the context of TUI policy.
The TUI and ASTI have written to the Minister for Education and Skills stating that in the absence of further discussions, the Dr Traver’s document remains incomplete. Click here to read letter.
Click here for letter to workplace representatives re Junior Cycle developments.
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