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New Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) President Joanne Irwin has identified income parity for new teachers and lecturers as the key priority of her term of office. Other critical issues on the union’s immediate agenda include the underfunding crisis in Institutes of Technology and insecure employment conditions of those working in the further and adult education sectors.

TUI meets DES and DPER on pay equality

By piofficer Wednesday, 6th July 2016 | 0 comments
TUI meets DES and DPER on pay equality
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.

TUI wishes best to all examination candidates

By piofficer Wednesday, 8th June 2016 | 0 comments
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.
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.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) welcomes the publication of the Cush report on Fixed-Term and Part-Time Employment in Lecturing in Third Level Education in Ireland.

Presidential address - Congress 2016

By piofficer Tuesday, 29th March 2016 | 0 comments
Presidential Address at the opening of TUI’s Annual Congress 2016 – Tuesday 29th March 2016

General Secretary's Address to Congress 2016 - key points

By piofficer Tuesday, 29th March 2016 | 0 comments
In a wide ranging address to 475 delegates this afternoon, Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI) General Secretary John MacGabhann tackled a number of issues relating to education and industrial relations including the campaign for pay equalisation, the funding crisis in Institutes of Technology and the Lansdowne Road Agreement.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has warned that reduced pay and low hour contracts are resulting in the teaching profession becoming increasingly less attractive to the country’s best young graduates.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has called for the application of a 1% levy to corporate profits in order to generate additional funding for the resource-starved higher education sector. The union represents 15,000 members, including 4,000 members in Institutes of Technology.
The Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI) today announced that its members in Institutes of Technology have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action, up to and including strike action, over grave concerns around significant aspects of the Technological Universities Bill.
The Executive Committee of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) this afternoon decided not to go ahead with a day’s strike action planned for February 24th. The decision follows contact between the Minister for Education and Skills and the union.  
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has announced that its members at second level and in the further and adult education sectors will take a day’s strike action on Wednesday, 24th February, unless meaningful progress is made with the Department of Education and Skills. A meeting is set to take place between TUI and the Department next week to discuss issues across all sectors. 
4,000 Institute of Technology lecturers and researchers in the country’s 14 Institutes of Technology are today taking strike action over the damage inflicted on their sector and on the service to students by an era of cutbacks. The strike has been organised by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI), which represents academic and research staff in the sector.

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