Press Releases

OECD report endorses work of Irish teachers and lecturers

By piofficer Tuesday, 9th September 2014 | 0 comments
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.

Leaving Cert a landmark, not end of road

By piofficer Wednesday, 13th August 2014 | 0 comments
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.

TUI welcomes new Minister for Education and Skills

By piofficer Friday, 11th July 2014 | 0 comments
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.

TUI highlights damaging effects of third level cutbacks

By piofficer Wednesday, 11th June 2014 | 0 comments
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.
Initial TUI comments on Further Education and Training (FET) strategy.
New research by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) shows large disparities in respect of the number of Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) places available to students around the country. (Click here for data).
The latest projections of future second level student numbers show that there will be an increase of 75,000 students in the system between now and 2024.

Cutbacks have worsened impact of student disruption

By piofficer Monday, 14th April 2014 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has expressed concern at the damaging effects of education cutbacks on the capacity to deal with student behaviour issues in schools. The union’s Annual Congress takes place in Kilkenny next week.

Deficits in school ICT infrastructure must be addressed

By piofficer Tuesday, 1st April 2014 | 0 comments
Reacting to today’s PISA findings, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) stated that students must be provided with vastly improved access to modern ICT facilities with full broadband access. The union has long-held concerns about deficits in the ICT infrastructure in schools.

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