Second level teachers are today protesting outside school gates around the country to highlight their concerns over proposed changes to the Junior Cycle programme.
TUI will facilitate a pre-retirement course in The Gresham Hotel in Dublin on Friday April 4th 2014.
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
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.
TUI has called for the scrappage of a tax break that resulted in eight of Ireland's most affluent schools receiving an average of almost €50,000 in additional funding each from the State in 2012.
Sick leave limits update
It has been confirmed that changes to certified sick leave arrangements for teachers will come into effect from September 1, 2014.
Under the Haddington Road Agreement a teacher becomes qualified for an award of a contract of indefinite duration (CID) upon completion of three successive years and commencement of a fourth successive year of employment with the employer.
People’s College Trade Union and History Lectures
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The Teachers’ of Ireland (TUI) will ballot members to seek a mandate for a series of actions in relation to Junior Cycle proposals. The union remains gravely concerned by the dilution of standards inherent in the proposals, particularly in the shift away from external moderation and national certification.
TUI EDUCATION/RESEARCH OFFICER
3 Year Fixed-Term, Whole-Time Contract
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) is seeking to fill the position of Education / Research Officer. This is a senior position within the union. Applications are invited from candidates with significant relevant experience.
A detailed job description (including terms and conditions) is available here
Final date for receipt of applications is Tuesday, 4th February 2014 – 5pm.
Opting out of Substitution & Supervision
***Update 20th January 2014 - Click here to download Circular Letter 6/2014 - includes Opt-Out form***
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) will ballot members on non-cooperation with the proposed new Junior Cycle changes. The union’s executive committee will meet to decide on a wording and a timeframe. The union had set a deadline of January 17th for the Department of Education and Skills to provide the concrete, practical details that would allow it to objectively consider the proposals and expressed disappointment that such information was not presented.
TUI president Gerard Craughwell said: ‘For several months, TUI has outlined significant concerns over the proposed changes, not least the capacity of schools to provide the programme in the wake of a litany of cutbacks.’