Public Service Agreement – this document outlines all elements of the Agreement at second and third level.
Second Level/Further Education
The following is a summary of the provisions at second and third level:
- The provision, with effect from the start of the 2010/11 school year, of an additional hour per week to be available to facilitate, at the discretion of management, school planning, continuous professional development, induction, substitution and supervision (including supervision immediately before and after school times). This list is not exhaustive.
- With effect from the start of the 2010/11 school year, post-primary teachers to be available for three timetabled class periods per week under the supervision and substitution scheme (while leaving the current maximum number of hours used per teacher per week under this scheme the same as at present).
- Full implementation of new procedures providing for redeployment of surplus teachers, to commence from June 2010 and to be fully implemented for the start of the 2011/12 school year.
- A comprehensive review and revision of the teaching contract to identify and remove any impediments to the provision of efficient and effective teaching to students in all sectors. This review and revision to be completed in advance of the start of the 2010/11 school year.
Lecturers in Institutes of Technology
- The completion by 31 August 2010 of all elements of the review of the academic employment contract currently in train.
- With effect from the start of the 2010/11 academic year, the provision of an additional hour per week to be available to facilitate, at the discretion of management, all educational activities in the Institutes. This usage to be informed by the outcome of the review referred to above.
- Flexible delivery of new courses specifically targeted at unemployed individuals.
- Implementation of redeployment schemes for academic, administrative, technical and support staff across the Institutes and between Institutes and the wider public service as appropriate with effect from the start of the 2010/11 academic year.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) voted in favour of the Croke Park Agreement proposals. Separate ballots were conducted for members at second level and third level.
Yes – 55.09% - 1,132
No – 44.91% - 923
Yes - 75.66% - 4,172
No – 24.34% - 1,342
Total poll was 7,757 out of the 13,894 entitled to vote (55.83%)