News and Events

FEMPI legislation must be repealed

By piofficer Monday, 10th July 2017 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has again called for immediate repeal of the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act (FEMPI) legislation. The union has campaigned against the emergency legislation in a variety of fora since its imposition.
Motion 42 on investment in education, proposed by TUI at ICTU's Biennial Delegate Conference 2017 this week, was unanimously passed.

Gerry Quinn resigns as Chair of the Teaching Council

By piofficer Friday, 30th June 2017 | 0 comments
Gerry Quinn, TUI nominee to the Teaching Council has resigned as the Chair of the Council due to its decision not to use a publicly advertised recruitment/interview process for the appointment to the position of Director of the Teaching Council. 

Supervision and substitution scheme - Opt-out and Opt-in

By piofficer Thursday, 22nd June 2017 | 0 comments
Circular letter 47/2017, which sets out another opportunity for TUI members to Opt-out and Opt-in of the S&S Scheme, has just issued.
The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) is inviting applications for five Education Officer posts. Click here for full details.
A large majority (74%) of TUI members in the Third Level sector today voted to accept the TUI, DES and THEA Agreement of May 2017 on Technological Universities.
The Executive Committee of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) this evening unanimously decided to recommend rejection of the draft Public Service Stability Agreement.
The Executive Committee of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) will meet this evening to discuss the proposed new public service agreement which was finalised between union and Government representatives early this morning.
TUI President, Joanne Irwin, has wished students the best of luck in the State Exams.

A gentle reminder...

By piofficer Tuesday, 6th June 2017 | 0 comments
The ballot on the proposed TUI, DES and THEA Agreement, May 2017, on Technological Universities, closes on Tuesday next, 13th June, 2017, at 5.00pm.
In light of a shortage of applicants to mark the summer examinations this year, the State Examinations Commission is making an urgent appeal to teachers, including recently qualified and retired teachers,  to apply to mark the 2017 Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate examinations.  Full details of this appeal is available on the SEC’s website here
Click here to read a letter issuing today to representatives and branch officers.

TUI News Ballot Special

By piofficer Tuesday, 30th May 2017 | 0 comments
This ballot concerns the proposed TUI, DES and THEA Agreement, May 2017, on Technological Universities. If members vote to accept the proposed agreement, the current industrial action,(that is, not to cooperate with any merger activities relating to the proposed Technological Universities) will be suspended and implementation of the proposed agreement will proceed as set out once TUI has received confirmation of Government approval of the Agreement.  Read the full text of the agreement in the TUI News Ballot Special.
In a ballot which closed today, an overwhelming majority (91%) of TUI members in ETB Second Level (including Adult and Further Education), C&C, Voluntary Secondary and Youthreach sectors have voted not to engage in, or co-operate with, peer evaluation in any setting. Furthermore, unless and until appropriate resourcing is agreed with the union, there will be no co-operation with the implementation and/or extension of the Droichead programme or any equivalent programme.
TUI has been asked to make members aware of the following vacancy:

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