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Bernie Ruane Bursary 2024 - full details of how to apply

08 May 2024
To honour the memory of our friend and colleague, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) established the Bernie Ruane TUI Bursary.  One new bursary is awarded each year to a Leaving Certificate student whose intention it is to pursue a career in post-primary teaching.  The bursary was first awarded in 2021.  Applications are now invited for the 2024 Bursary. Click here for an application form Click here for an explanatory leaflet setting out fuller details and conditions of the bursary scheme  The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 7th June 2024

TUI proud to be part of Ireland’s first Trade Union Week

24 April 2024
The TUI is proud to be part of Ireland’s first Trade Union Week, which will take place between 29th April and 6th May. The week will mark the culmination of the ICTU’s Better In A Trade Union campaign, which was launched to promote the values and benefits of trade union membership.  A letter and poster to highlight the event were sent this week to all TUI workplaces.  Featuring public and private sector workers from across the island of Ireland, including TUI Executive Committee member Anthony Dowling, the high-profile Better in a Trade Union campaign highlights benefits such as enhanced job security, advice and support, improved terms and conditions of employment, and better pay. Trade union representatives from the various sectors featured in a significant advertising and social media campaign in the run-up to the announcement of the week.  In a recent RED C omnibus poll, 44% of 18-34-year-olds in employment stated they would be interested in joining a union. Their leading reasons for doing so were that trade unions:

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