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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.