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Junior Cycle English was the first subject to change within the new Junior Cycle. As each subject is completed by one full cohort of students, an interim review of the subject specification and related assessments will be carried out by the NCCA.
TUI welcomes the announcement that Physical Education (PE) will become an examinable Leaving Certificate subject.  This development is consistent with that of PE in Junior Cycle, where it is an intrinsic part of student wellbeing. However, adequate funding must be provided to allow all schools to enhance facilities where required, particularly schools in communities that were worst hit by the recession. 
The Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill, 2017 passed second stage in the Oireachtas on Wednesday night (29th November) and it is worth noting that TUI was referenced by a number of TDs and, in fact, the lobbying letter which was sent to all workplaces was read into the Dáil record.  This clearly shows that lobbying works  -  thank you for your efforts in this regard.
Pay inequality has created a teacher recruitment and retention crisis that will have severe repercussions for the education system unless it is urgently tackled, according to the three main teacher unions. In a joint statement, the Presidents of TUI, INTO and ASTI have called for an acceleration of the process of pay restoration for teachers employed since 2011.
Circular 72/2017, a reminder to schools regarding the deadline of 31 December 2017 for the retrospective vetting of teaching staff, non-teaching staff and others, has issued.

Pay equality key to promotion of STEM subjects

By piofficer Monday, 27th November 2017 | 0 comments
Commenting on today's STEM Education Policy Statement launch by the Department of Education and Skills, TUI warned that pay equality is a prerequisite if the education system is to continue to attract the best graduates. 
The Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill has been described by the TUI as an oppressive attempt to coerce compliance with a national agreement. The Union has contacted the Education and Public Expenditure and Reform spokespersons of the main Opposition parties as well as other political party and independent representatives to seek to have amendments to the Bill tabled. 

Latest TUI News magazine

By piofficer Friday, 24th November 2017 | 0 comments
The latest TUI News magazine will be distributed to schools, colleges and centres next week.

Junior Cycle English Review 2017 - Update

By piofficer Tuesday, 21st November 2017 | 0 comments
Junior Cycle English was the first subject to change within the new Junior Cycle. As each subject is completed by one full cohort of students, an interim review of the subject specification and related assessments will be carried out by the NCCA.

TUI supports Stand Up Awareness Week, November 13th-17th

By piofficer Tuesday, 14th November 2017 | 0 comments
TUI supports Stand Up Awareness Week, which runs from November 13th-17th and is the largest anti LGTBI+ bullying campaign in Ireland, with 35% of secondary schools participating in last year’s initiative.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has criticised the content of the Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017, which was published this week. The union has once again reiterated its commitment to eliminating pay inequality.
The NCCA has announced revised key dates for Junior Cycle English Classroom-Based Assessment 2 and Assessment Task for current third years in the academic year 2017/2018. Click on the link below for more information.
Places Available at Cork and Galway Events
It has been confirmed by the Department that if there was an expectation that a substitute or part time casual teacher would be working on an exceptional closure day then they can be paid for the day.

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