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The Teachers' Union of Ireland represents over 16,000 teachers and lecturers in Ireland engaged in Post-Primary, Higher and Further Education. The Union is made up of 62 branches in 19 areas.

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Reminder - consultation on Junior Cycle English still ongoing

By piofficer Thursday, 7th December 2017 | 0 comments
Junior Cycle English was the first subject to change within the new Junior Cycle. As each subject is completed by one full cohort of students, an interim review of the subject specification and related assessments will be carried out by the NCCA.
The Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill, 2017 passed second stage in the Oireachtas on Wednesday night (29th November) and it is worth noting that TUI was referenced by a number of TDs and, in fact, the lobbying letter which was sent to all workplaces was read into the Dáil record.  This clearly shows that lobbying works  -  thank you for your efforts in this regard.
Pay inequality has created a teacher recruitment and retention crisis that will have severe repercussions for the education system unless it is urgently tackled, according to the three main teacher unions. In a joint statement, the Presidents of TUI, INTO and ASTI have called for an acceleration of the process of pay restoration for teachers employed since 2011.
Circular 72/2017, a reminder to schools regarding the deadline of 31 December 2017 for the retrospective vetting of teaching staff, non-teaching staff and others, has issued.

Pay equality key to promotion of STEM subjects

By piofficer Monday, 27th November 2017 | 0 comments
Commenting on today's STEM Education Policy Statement launch by the Department of Education and Skills, TUI warned that pay equality is a prerequisite if the education system is to continue to attract the best graduates. 

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