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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.
These have now issued to schools and are relevant to Examinations Contract Staff, Examinations Aides and School Appointed Exam Personnel.

Youth for Decent Work Film Awards

By piofficer Friday, 4th April 2014 | 0 comments
Well done to all students and teachers who participated in the Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ Youth for Decent Work Film Competition. The competition asked groups of second level students to make a 3 minute video about the 1913 Lockout and the concept of Decent Work.
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.

Retirement grace period extended to the end of June 2015

By piofficer Tuesday, 1st April 2014 | 0 comments
Following ongoing discussions between the Public Services Committee of ICTU (of which TUI is a member) and the Government, Government has now agreed to extend the retirement ‘grace period’ under the Haddington Road Agreement to the end of June 2015.

TUI Directive to Members on Junior Cycle

By piofficer Friday, 28th March 2014 | 0 comments
TUI members have voted in favour of industrial action over proposed Junior Cycle changes by a margin of 88% yes to 12% no. The turnout was 62%.
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.
Junior Cycle ballot reminder. Send a clear message on this vital issue! Vote YES to ensure that our valid concerns around the proposals are met. Please post completed ballot papers by Monday 24th March at the latest to ensure they reach auditors Deloitte by Wednesday 26th March. Thanks to all who have returned their completed ballot papers already.

Reminder: Third level survey on IoT restructuring

By piofficer Thursday, 20th March 2014 | 0 comments
TUI snapshot survey on the HEA and the Government proposals to restructure the IoT sector. This short survey should only take five minutes to complete and anonymity of respondents is assured. A link to the survey has been sent to third level branch secretaries for circulation to members in each branch. This survey will close at 5pm tomorrow, Friday 21st March.

TUI Higher Education Conference, 5th April 2014

By piofficer Wednesday, 19th March 2014 | 0 comments
The Colleges Advisory Council is organising a conference on higher education to be held; Saturday 5th of April, in the Limerick Institute of Technology, from 10.30 a.m. to 15.30p.m. 

Joanne Irwin elected incoming Vice-President of TUI

By piofficer Tuesday, 18th March 2014 | 0 comments
After a ballot of members, Joanne Irwin was elected incoming Vice-President of TUI.
TUI will facilitate a pre-retirement course in The Gresham Hotel in Dublin on Friday April 4th 2014.

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.
Click here for a letter on the upcoming Junior Cycle Lunchtime Protest (March 11th) from TUI General Secretary John MacGabhann Click here for a special bulletin on the upcoming Junior Cycle Ballot and Lunchtime Protest

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