The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has announced that its members at second level and in the further and adult education sectors will take a day’s strike action on Wednesday, 24th February, unless meaningful progress is made with the Department of Education and Skills. A meeting is set to take place between TUI and the Department next week to discuss issues across all sectors.
4,000 Institute of Technology lecturers and researchers in the country’s 14 Institutes of Technology are today taking strike action over the damage inflicted on their sector and on the service to students by an era of cutbacks. The strike has been organised by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI), which represents academic and research staff in the sector.
Irish Times, Tuesday, 2nd February, 2016
The Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) today announced that it will ballot its members in the Institutes of Technology for industrial action, up to and including strike action, over grave concerns around significant aspects of the Technological Universities Bill.
The Bill, which is very complex and has major implications for the Institute of Technology sector, is currently being rushed through the enactment process with reckless haste and without the provision of adequate opportunity for the deep and considered engagement and debate that is required.
Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) members in the second level and further/adult education sectors have voted by a margin of 89% to engage in a campaign of industrial action to secure resolution to crisis issues. Of key concern are the precarious employment status and income poverty of new and recent entrants to the profession and the continuing, damaging effects of cutbacks on the service provided to students.
Institute of Technology academic staff represented by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) will go on a day’s strike on Wednesday, February 3rd to commence a campaign of industrial action over a number of crisis issues within their sector. In December, third level members voted in a national ballot by a margin of 92% in favour of a campaign of industrial action up to and including strike action.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has warned that if enacted in its current form, the Technological Universities Bill would wreak considerable damage on the Institute of Technology sector.
TUI members in Institutes of Technology have voted by a margin of 92% on a turnout of 56% to engage in a campaign of industrial action in order to tackle a number of crisis issues in their sector. The sector has been subject to severe funding and staffing cuts at a time of a huge increase in student numbers.
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.