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The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today congratulated students who received a CAO offer but advised those who did not receive one to remain hopeful.

Leaving Cert is not a final stop - TUI

By piofficer Wednesday, 17th August 2016 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today congratulated students on their Leaving Certificate results and advised them to look at furthering their education in those areas of interest that they are most passionate about.

Applications sought for Teaching Council positions

By piofficer Tuesday, 16th August 2016 | 0 comments
Members should note that the Minister for Education and Skills has sought expressions of interest from suitably qualified applicants for two positions on the Teaching Council. Information is available at the link below. TUI has two nominees and three elected representatives on the current Teaching Council. Please note that these additional positions relate to separate Ministerial nominees.
TUI members in Designated Community Colleges and Community and Comprehensive Schools must complete the short, one-page form at Appendix 1 of Circular Letter 45/2016 to enable payroll increases under the Lansdowne Road Agreement to be implemented in respect of their salary. Click here to download Circular Letter 45/2016. Details of where the completed form should be submitted are set out below. In all cases, the completed form must be returned by 5pm, Tuesday 13th September 2016.
With effect from the 01 September 2016, Teachers and Special Needs Assistants will be entitled to revised Paternity Leave Entitlements as follows:
New Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) President Joanne Irwin has identified income parity for new teachers and lecturers as the key priority of her term of office. Other critical issues on the union’s immediate agenda include the underfunding crisis in Institutes of Technology and insecure employment conditions of those working in the further and adult education sectors.

Meetings with DES and DPER on pay equality - an update

By piofficer Wednesday, 27th July 2016 | 0 comments
During July, representatives from TUI and INTO and officials from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the Department of Education and Skills engaged in a series of meetings to fully scope out the issues involved regarding pay arrangements for newly qualified teachers. Meetings took place on the 5th, 14th and 26th of July. This engagement is taking place within the context of both unions’ acceptance of the Lansdowne Road Agreement, and having regard to the recent agreement in respect of fire-fighters in local government.
Circular Letter 0045/2016 - Public Service Stability Agreement 2013 –2018 (Haddington Road Agreement/Lansdowne Road Agreement) and the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Acts 2013 and 2015 - Click here to download
TUI believes in a free, publicly funded education system – loans system could deter students from participation

TUI meets DES and DPER on pay equality

By piofficer Wednesday, 6th July 2016 | 0 comments
TUI meets DES and DPER on pay equality

Joanne Irwin begins term as President of TUI

By piofficer Friday, 1st July 2016 | 0 comments
Joanne Irwin today begins her term as President of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI). Ms Irwin is a second level teacher of Business and ICT in Donegal ETB and has served as Vice-President of the Union since 2014. She has taught in second level mainstream, adult education, BTEI, VTOS, community education and further education, Youthreach and at third level.
The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) has informed TUI that the new Leaving Certificate Classical Studies development group is being established shortly.  They are seeking nominations by July 29th. 

TUI campaigns for repeal of FEMPI legislation

By piofficer Monday, 27th June 2016 | 0 comments
In advance of the annual review of the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (FEMPI) legislation, TUI contacted all TDs and Senators to demand its repeal.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has expressed major concerns about the recent decision of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) to fund mergers of Institutes of Technology in advance of any decision on the matter being taken by the Oireachtas.
The four biggest trade unions in higher education have joined with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) to campaign for better public investment in the sector. USI, IFUT, IMPACT, SIPTU and TUI announced their new coalition as they published joint proposals on higher education funding as part of Minister Richard Bruton’s public consultation on an education strategy for 2016-2018.

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