News and Events

Further to concerns raised with the TUI, particularly by our members representing staff on Education and Training Boards (ETBs) and those representing staff on ETB school boards of management, the TUI has made representations to the Department of Education and Skills on the proposal by the Minister, issued in December 2013, that members of every ETB school board of management must be resident within 20kms of the school in question.
27,000 second-level teachers are taking strike action today (Thursday, January 22nd) in protest over aspects of the Framework for Junior Cycle which the Department of Education and Skills is currently implementing in second-level schools.
Click here to download a set of frequently asked questions about Thursday's strike action.
Circulars 0059/2014 (registered teachers), 0063/2014 (all staff in ETBs, other than Teachers and SNAs) and 0064/20014 (all staff in IoTs), which introduced the new sick leave scheme, did not clearly address pregnancy-related illness which had occurred under the previous sick leave scheme (i.e. the scheme that operated prior to 1 September 2014).

Joint TUI/ASTI statement on today's Junior Cycle talks

By piofficer Wednesday, 14th January 2015 | 0 comments
Talks on the Junior Cycle impasse took place today between the second level teacher unions and the Minister for Education and Skills and her officials.

TUI pre-retirement seminars

By piofficer Tuesday, 13th January 2015 | 0 comments
Two pre-retirement seminars are taking place in the near future. On Monday 2nd February, a seminar will take place in the Gresham Hotel, Dublin On Friday 24th April, a seminar will take place at the Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar, Co Westmeath. Click here for application form and full details.  

Pilot voluntary redeployment scheme 2015 - Munster

By piofficer Monday, 12th January 2015 | 0 comments
The pilot voluntary redeployment scheme established in 2013 is to continue in 2015. The scheme will operate in Munster in 2015 having operated in the North West in 2013 and in Connacht in 2014.

Junior Cycle strike action - Thursday 22nd January

By piofficer Friday, 9th January 2015 | 0 comments
TUI and ASTI met with Dr Pauric Travers (the independent chair of the November Junior Cycle Framework talks) on December 19th and advised him that the unions are prepared to engage in further talks without preconditions. We also reiterated our principled position in relation to external, state certified assessment and capacity, at school and individual level, to accommodate the changes proposed. Dr Travers has scheduled a meeting of all sides for Wednesday, January 14th.

Salary increment delays

By piofficer Thursday, 8th January 2015 | 0 comments
Representation has been made by TUI to the Department of Education and Skills over the failure to pay annual increments due to teachers on the Department’s payroll in Community & Comprehensive schools. The matter was brought to the attention of the Teachers’ Conciliation Council.

Your Europe, your say! Take your pupils to Brussels

By piofficer Tuesday, 6th January 2015 | 0 comments
See details from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) below. Note deadline for participation - 12th January 2015

TUI Head Office Christmas closure

By piofficer Friday, 19th December 2014 | 0 comments
TUI Head Office will be closed from 5pm on Tuesday, December 23rd and will reopen on Monday, January 5th 2015.

Unions announce date for January Junior Cycle strike day

By piofficer Friday, 12th December 2014 | 0 comments
The TUI Executive Committee and the ASTI Standing Committee today decided that a second day’s strike action over the Junior Cycle dispute will take place on Thursday, January 22nd. The unions also decided, if necessary, to take an additional day of strike action, the date to be announced.

People's College Marching Band

By piofficer Wednesday, 10th December 2014 | 0 comments
The People’s College, supported by ICTU and its affiliated trade unions, offer courses for working and retired people and a forum for them to express their cultural and artistic talents. In considering its future programme the college identified the lack of marching bands in the trade union movement and has decided to investigate the possibility of forming such a band.

Photographs from Junior Cycle strike

By piofficer Wednesday, 3rd December 2014 | 0 comments
Check out photographs pickets lines around the country on TUI's Facebook page and Twitter account.Thanks again to all who sent or shared photographs. Read, watch or listen back to a number of recent related media items. Click here.

27,000 teachers strike to protect education system

By piofficer Tuesday, 2nd December 2014 | 0 comments
27,000 second level teachers are taking strike action today in protest at concerns over significant elements of the proposed new Junior Cycle. Teachers represented by ASTI and TUI are concerned that aspects of the proposals pose a threat to education standards, fairness and quality. Teachers also have concerns about current system capacity to accommodate such major change.

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