Press Releases

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has said that today’s Budget does little to reverse the effects of several years of austerity cutbacks to the education system.
Lunchtime protests were held outside schools and centres today to draw attention to teachers’ serious concerns over the failure of their employer, Longford and Westmeath Education and Training Board (LWETB), to adhere to and apply nationally agreed grievance procedures.
The measures agreed today represent a very significant step in the right direction in addressing the pay inequality suffered by teachers recruited since 1 February 2012. The TUI will continue its campaign until full pay equality is achieved.

Latest OECD report endorses work of Irish teachers and lecturers

By piofficer Thursday, 15th September 2016 | 0 comments
The latest OECD international indicators endorse the work of Irish educators and make clear that second level teachers in Ireland work longer hours than their international counterparts.

TUI congratulates students on Junior Certificate acheivements

By piofficer Wednesday, 14th September 2016 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today congratulated students on their Junior Certificate achievements and urged them to stay on to complete a Leaving Certificate programme.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has negotiated a new mandatory procedure for filling teacher posts/hours. The union has described this as ‘very significant’ in the battle against casualisation of the profession.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today expressed its deep frustration over the recent regrettable delay by Government Ministers in committing to a clear timeframe for the restoration of allowances for new and recent entrants to teaching.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today congratulated students who received a CAO offer but advised those who did not receive one to remain hopeful.

Leaving Cert is not a final stop - TUI

By piofficer Wednesday, 17th August 2016 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today congratulated students on their Leaving Certificate results and advised them to look at furthering their education in those areas of interest that they are most passionate about.
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.

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