News and Events

Pay Equalisation Campaign - Lobbying

By piofficer Tuesday, 20th February 2018 | 0 comments
A letter issued today from the President and General Secretary regarding the need to keep up the momentum of the lobbying campaign. You can read this letter here.
Responding to the publication a circular letter outlining changes to the arrangements for students who do not wish to participate in religious instruction in ETB and Community Post Primary Schools, TUI outlined its serious concerns over the failure of the Minister to provide resourcing for the measure. 
Health and Safety Legislation Briefings
Schools will be aware that new “Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017” have been developed and published – DES Circular 0081/2017 refers.

Statement from the Teaching Council on teacher supply

By piofficer Monday, 5th February 2018 | 0 comments
The TUI welcomes the Teaching Council’s acknowledgement of the serious issues around teacher recruitment and retention (see text of statement below)
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today welcomed the latest Chief Inspector’s Report as an endorsement of the work of teachers.
On the day that Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) members around the country hold lunchtime protests over pay inequality, Union President Joanne Irwin has warned that an already bad situation will get much worse ahead of the next school year unless pay parity is restored for those employed since 2011.

Latest TUI News magazine - Volume 40 No 4

By TUI Wednesday, 31st January 2018 | 0 comments
The latest TUI News is now available electronically - click here to download.

Change to career break scheme

By TUI Tuesday, 30th January 2018 | 0 comments
Schools may now employ teachers who are on a Career Break to cover in a substitute capacity without the restrictions imposed in Paragraph 5.1, Chapter 8 (Career Break Scheme) of the Terms and Conditions of Employment for Registered Teachers in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools.
Far from remedying the problem, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) believes that restricting career breaks will make the retention of teachers at second level even more difficult.
TUI is organising a lunchtime protest on Thursday, 1st February, 2018, outside schools, FET centres and Institutes of Technology to highlight the damage that pay inequality is inflicting on our schools/colleges and centres.
FAO Dublin members: Due to huge demand, the deadline for Pink and Blue Power bookings is extended until the end of this week! If you are a member of the TUI Income Continuance Plan and got an invite to attend, don’t miss out.

Upcoming TUI pre-retirement seminars

By TUI Friday, 19th January 2018 | 0 comments
Two pre-retirement seminars will take place early in 2018 in Dublin and Galway.
Circular Letter 3/2018 on Leadership and Management in Post-Primary Schools was published today.
The pilot voluntary redeployment scheme will operate in counties Galway, Roscommon, Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth and Meath from September 2018.   The scheme allows permanent/CID teachers who are employed in schools in counties Galway, Roscommon, Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth and Meath to express an interest in being redeployed to another post primary school anywhere in the country.  

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