Delegations from the second-level teacher unions – the ASTI and the TUI – met with the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan and representatives from the Minister’s Department this afternoon to discuss proposed changes to the Junior Cycle.
Today’s Budget does nothing to reverse the damage that several years of austerity cuts have inflicted on the education system, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has said.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Students are advised not to be disheartened if they have not yet received a CAO offer this morning.
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.
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.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has congratulated Jan O’ Sullivan on her appointment to the position of Minister for Education and Skills. The union represents teachers and lecturers in second level schools, colleges of further education and Institutes of Technology.
On the day that the Minister for Education and Skills published the first performance report into the Higher Education System, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI), which represents lecturers in Institutes of Technology, has warned of the damaging effects that cutbacks are having on the quality of experience for students.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has welcomed today’s statement by the Minister for Education and Skills that he will invite the teacher unions to talks on changes to the Junior Cycle.