The latest OECD Education At A Glance report highlights that Irish teachers teach considerably longer hours at second level than their international counterparts.
Before a protest outside Dáil Éireann on the afternoon that the Financial Measures in the Public Interest Bill (FEMPI) 2015 approached finalisation, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) outlined its intention to campaign vigorously on key education issues ahead of the general election.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has warned that reduced pay for recent entrants to the profession and low hour contracts are resulting in the teaching profession becoming increasingly less attractive to the best young graduates.
The Executive Committee of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today committed itself to a vigorous campaign on a number of significant issues. TUI members emphatically rejected the Lansdowne Road Agreement (LRA) by a margin of 92% on a turnout of over 59%.
TUI members have emphatically rejected the Lansdowne Road Agreement (LRA) by a margin of 92% on a turnout of over 59%.
TUI, while welcoming some of today’s Budget announcements, in particular the emphasis on buttressing recovery through investment in vital public services such as education, regards as unacceptable the maintenance for another year of the effects of savage cuts imposed in the austerity era.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) is calling for next week’s Budget to reverse cuts which have been most damaging to marginalised students. TUI has identified cuts to guidance counselling provision and middle management positions such as year head as having been particularly damaging within the school community.
TUI members have voted in a ballot to accept proposals for Junior Cycle reform following negotiations between the unions and the Department of Education and Skills.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today congratulated students on their Junior Certificate achievements and urged them to stay on and complete a Leaving Certificate programme.
The Executive Committee of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today decided to recommend that members accept the negotiated Junior Cycle proposals in an upcoming ballot.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today congratulated students who received a CAO offer. Those who did not yet receive an offer should not to be disheartened, the union said.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today congratulated students on their Leaving Certificate results. The union is advising students to look at furthering their education in those areas of greatest interest to them.
Annette Dolan Deputy General Secretary Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) in reacting to the announcement that Michael Kelly’s report to the Minister for Education and Skills was being published today stated:
Following further discussions between representatives of the ASTI and TUI and the Department of Education and Skills over recent weeks, both sides signed off on a document on time and workload issues that arise in the context of the implementation of the revised Junior Cycle proposals.
A major new study involving almost 1,200 academics calls for ‘significantly increased and sustained levels of investment’ and increased staffing levels to meet continued growth in student numbers. Almost three-quarters of respondents feel their working conditions are deteriorating.
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