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Happy World Teachers' Day 2017!

By piofficer Thursday, 5th October 2017 | 0 comments
Ahead of next week’s Budget, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) is calling for the application of an additional 1% levy to corporation tax to create a dedicated fund for investment in higher education.
Lecturers are today staging lunchtime protests outside Institutes of Technology, Dáil Éireann and the Higher Education Authority (HEA) offices over the funding crisis within their sector. The protests are organised by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI), which represents over 4,000 lecturing and research staff in Institutes of Technology.  

Institute of Technology lecturers protest over funding crisis

By piofficer Tuesday, 26th September 2017 | 0 comments
As you are aware Congress 2017 passed an emergency motion against the underfunding of the institute of technology sector. As part of the union’s campaign against the underfunding of the sector a series of lunchtime protests are arranged for Wednesday the 27th September outside of all institutes of technology at lunchtime for 30 minutes. TUI institute of technology branches are requested to organise small protests outside each campus during the lunchtime break period. Please note these are public protests and not industrial action. The small group of protesters should not block any entrance or exit and not impede other staff or students from carrying out normal work and studies. Only TUI members who are on are a break period may participate. The purpose of the protests to is highlight the underfunding crisis in the institute of technology sector. In addition, protests will be arranged for outside the Higher Education Authority building at 14:00 and outside the Dáil (Kildare Street entrance) at 15:30.

TUI calls for immediate engagement on issue of pay equality

By piofficer Monday, 18th September 2017 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has called for immediate engagement between unions and Government on the issue of pay equality. TUI members voted by a margin of 87% to 13% to reject the proposed Public Service Stability Agreement on the basis that it would stall further progress on pay equality for at least three years. In addition, members mandated a campaign of industrial action to secure resolution of this critical issue.
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Supervision & Substitution - further opt-out

By piofficer Friday, 15th September 2017 | 0 comments
As provided in the S&S Circular, the DES has issued the following instruction to management bodies this week:
Members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) have voted emphatically to reject the proposed Public Service Stability Agreement 2018-2020 in a national ballot by a margin of 87% to 13%, on a turnout of 52%

TUI congratulates students and urges them to complete Leaving Cert

By piofficer Wednesday, 13th September 2017 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has congratulated students on their Junior Certificate/Cycle results and urged them to now complete a Leaving Certificate programme.
The latest OECD international indicators – Education At A Glance 2017 – endorse the work of Irish teachers and lecturers and highlight the value of educational attainment to both the individual and society.
Take 60 seconds to watch this reminder video on why you should vote 'No' to reject the proposed Public Service Stability Agreement and 'Yes' to engage in a campaign of industrial action. Return completed ballot papers by 5pm, Thursday 14th September.

Pay inequality will impact on quality of education system

By piofficer Tuesday, 5th September 2017 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has warned that pay inequality is impacting on the ability of schools to attract teachers in certain subjects as there are more attractive options available in other employments.
Keep campaign for pay equality alive - Vote 'No' to reject proposed Public Service Stability Agreement and 'Yes' to engage in campaign of industrial action.
Under the Haddington Road Agreement and as stated in Circular 0006/2014, participation in the Supervision and Substitution scheme is compulsory for all teachers, save for those who availed of the opt-out arrangement. As a result, a gross additional payment of €1,592 is to be included in the Common Basic Scale for teachers in two moieties. The first moiety was included in the scale on 1 September 2016. Under Circular 54/2017, the second moiety of €796 will be included in the scale from 1 September 2017.

Latest TUI News magazine - September 2017 - Vol 40 No 2

By piofficer Thursday, 31st August 2017 | 0 comments
The latest TUI News magazine - Vol 40 No 2 -  is now available electronically and will issue to workplaces in hard copy next week.

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