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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.
Second-level teachers have overwhelmingly voted to take industrial action over plans by the Minister for Education and Skills to abolish the Junior Certificate State Exam. In separate ballots, members of the ASTI and members of the TUI voted by 88% to 12% in favour of industrial action. The two unions represent approximately 27,000 second-level teachers.

Teachers hold Junior Cycle protests around the country

By piofficer Tuesday, 11th March 2014 | 0 comments
Second level teachers are today protesting outside school gates around the country to highlight their concerns over proposed changes to the Junior Cycle programme.
Twenty-seven thousand second-level teachers will be balloted on non-cooperation with new Junior Cycle proposals this March.

30% of second level teachers on less than full hours

By piofficer Tuesday, 11th February 2014 | 0 comments
Increasing numbers of second level teachers are experiencing income poverty as a result of casualisation of the profession, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today said.
Teacher unions to consider balloting on proposed Junior Cycle changes

TUI restate concerns over proposed Junior Cycle changes

By piofficer Wednesday, 15th January 2014 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has restated its concerns over proposed changes to the Junior Cycle ahead of a working group meeting scheduled to take place on Friday (January 17th).  

TUI sets deadline for Junior Cycle reform information

By piofficer Wednesday, 18th December 2013 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has repeatedly sought concrete practical details about the proposed Junior Cycle reform which is due to commence next September. To date, the Department of Education and Skills has failed to provide this information.
New figures released by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) show a significant drop in lecturer numbers at a time when student numbers have sharply increased. The union is concerned by the effects that cutbacks are having on the quality of experience for students.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has described the findings of the PISA 2012 Results in Focus as endorsement of the high quality work of Irish teachers and students despite the assessment being carried out at a time of hugely damaging cuts to education.

Feeder school lists distort true meaning of education - TUI

By piofficer Tuesday, 26th November 2013 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today warned that the publication of school ‘feeder’ lists risk distorting the true meaning of education. The union believes that inclusive schools which embrace all learners in the local community are unfairly represented by so narrow a focus on third level progression.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) had its third in a sequence of bilateral meetings with the Department of Education and Skills on proposed Junior Cycle reform this morning.
Junior Cert changes run risk of widening inequalities in our system – Irish Independent opinion editorial by TUI President Gerard Craughwell 20/11/13

Summer Works reinstatement a step in right direction

By piofficer Thursday, 7th November 2013 | 0 comments
TUI has welcomed the decision to reinstate the school Summer Works scheme, but highlighted that cutbacks to teacher numbers and the middle management framework of schools must also be reversed if every student is to be given an opportunity to fulfil their potential.

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