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Institute of Technology academic staff represented by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) will take a day’s strike on Wednesday, February 3rd to commence a campaign of industrial action over a number of crisis issues within their sector. In December, third level members voted in a national ballot by a margin of 92% in favour of a campaign of industrial action up to and including strike action.

Job-sharing scheme 2016: deadline is February 1st

By piofficer Sunday, 10th January 2016 | 0 comments
Please note that the deadline for applications for the job-sharing scheme for the 2016/17 school year is Monday, February 1st 2016. Full information and the application form are set out in Circular Letter 75/2015. Click here to download.
Teaching Council elections are due to take place early in 2016.   Details are on the Teaching Council website: www.teachingcouncil.ie.  The TUI will be seeking to endorse a candidate in three of the constituencies open to post-primary teachers, as follows :
Members in the Second Level, Further Education, Adult Education and Youthreach sectors are currently being balloted on participation in a campaign of industrial action to resolve crisis issues - including those of differentiated pay and casualisation.
Resolution of issues in Second Level, Further Education, Adult Education and Youthreach Sectors
TUI members in Institutes of Technology have voted by a margin of 92% on a turnout of 56% to engage in a campaign of industrial action in order to tackle a number of crisis issues in their sector. The sector has been subject to severe funding and staffing cuts at a time of a huge increase in student numbers.

Extension of deadline for third level ballot

By piofficer Wednesday, 9th December 2015 | 0 comments
Because of the variety of examination arrangements and administrative constraints that apply in the Institutes at this time of year, the union has had a number of requests from Branches for a short extension of the deadline for return of the papers in the current Third Level ballot for industrial action.

Result of ballot of Youthreach members

By piofficer Friday, 4th December 2015 | 0 comments
Members in Youthreach were balloted on the following:
Last night (Wednesday 2nd December 2015) Dáil Éireann passed the Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2013 which will make it illegal for religious run schools to discriminate against LGBT teachers on the grounds of their sexuality.
Lecturers are protesting outside the country’s fourteen Institutes of Technology during lunchtime today over severe cuts to their sector. The protests are organised by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI), which represents 4,000 lecturing and research staff in the institutes.  

Lunchtime protests outside Institutes of Technology today

By piofficer Thursday, 26th November 2015 | 0 comments
A lunchtime protest on Thursday, November 26th outside Institutes of Technology around the country will draw attention to lecturers’ grave concerns over a number of issues within their sector. 
The latest OECD Education At A Glance report highlights that Irish teachers teach considerably longer hours at second level than their international counterparts.
Before a protest outside Dáil Éireann on the afternoon that the Financial Measures in the Public Interest Bill (FEMPI) 2015 approached finalisation, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) outlined its intention to campaign vigorously on key education issues ahead of the general election.

Protest over FEMPI Bill outside Dáil at 4pm today

By piofficer Wednesday, 18th November 2015 | 0 comments
From 4pm on Wednesday, November 18th, members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) will protest outside Dáil Éireann on the afternoon that the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Bill (FEMPI) 2015 is being finalised.

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