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Commenting on the publication of today’s Action Plan for Education 2017, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) drew attention to the ongoing damage caused by education cutbacks and stated that any new initiatives must be underpinned by the required resourcing.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today warned that progress cannot be made on the development of technological universities unless the serious concerns of its members in the Institute of Technology sector are addressed.
A €1,000 pay restoration on annualised salaries (ie salaries exclusive of allowances) up to €65,000, which was originally due for payment from 1st September 2017 under the Lansdowne Road Agreement (LRA), has been brought forward by five months and will now be paid from 1st April 2017.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has described the findings of the PISA 2015 study as an endorsement of the high quality work of Irish teachers and students at a time of hugely damaging cuts to education. In all three areas which were examined, the scores of Irish students were significantly above the OECD average.
Following an invitation issued on 8th November by the Chair of the Teachers’ Conciliation Council (TCC) to ASTI, INTO, TUI, the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, TUI engaged with the other parties in discussions on a range of issues in recent weeks.

Teachers demand equal pay for equal work at Dáil rally

By piofficer Thursday, 27th October 2016 | 0 comments
Teachers demand equal pay for equal work at Dáil rally

Pay parity issue demands timely resolution - TUI

By piofficer Monday, 24th October 2016 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has reiterated that pay parity remains its highest priority. The union is demanding a timeframe for parity as a matter of urgency as its campaign continues.
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.

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