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The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has negotiated a new mandatory procedure for filling teacher posts/hours. The union has described this as ‘very significant’ in the battle against casualisation of the profession.
Arising from the agreement reached between the Department of Education and Skills and TUI in May 2016, a revised procedure and sequence for filling available teacher posts/hours has been agreed and is now set out in Circular Letter 0059/2016.

Paternity leave circular letter published

By piofficer Wednesday, 31st August 2016 | 0 comments
Full details of the new paternity leave scheme for teachers have been published in Circular Letter 57/2016.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today expressed its deep frustration over the recent regrettable delay by Government Ministers in committing to a clear timeframe for the restoration of allowances for new and recent entrants to teaching.

TUI advice regarding the use of the Croke Park Hours

By piofficer Monday, 22nd August 2016 | 0 comments
Please find TUI advice regarding the use of Croke Park Hours here.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today congratulated students who received a CAO offer but advised those who did not receive one to remain hopeful.

Leaving Cert is not a final stop - TUI

By piofficer Wednesday, 17th August 2016 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today congratulated students on their Leaving Certificate results and advised them to look at furthering their education in those areas of interest that they are most passionate about.

Applications sought for Teaching Council positions

By piofficer Tuesday, 16th August 2016 | 0 comments
Members should note that the Minister for Education and Skills has sought expressions of interest from suitably qualified applicants for two positions on the Teaching Council. Information is available at the link below. TUI has two nominees and three elected representatives on the current Teaching Council. Please note that these additional positions relate to separate Ministerial nominees.
TUI members in Designated Community Colleges and Community and Comprehensive Schools must complete the short, one-page form at Appendix 1 of Circular Letter 45/2016 to enable payroll increases under the Lansdowne Road Agreement to be implemented in respect of their salary. Click here to download Circular Letter 45/2016. Details of where the completed form should be submitted are set out below. In all cases, the completed form must be returned by 5pm, Tuesday 13th September 2016.
With effect from the 01 September 2016, Teachers and Special Needs Assistants will be entitled to revised Paternity Leave Entitlements as follows:
New Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) President Joanne Irwin has identified income parity for new teachers and lecturers as the key priority of her term of office. Other critical issues on the union’s immediate agenda include the underfunding crisis in Institutes of Technology and insecure employment conditions of those working in the further and adult education sectors.

Meetings with DES and DPER on pay equality - an update

By piofficer Wednesday, 27th July 2016 | 0 comments
During July, representatives from TUI and INTO and officials from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the Department of Education and Skills engaged in a series of meetings to fully scope out the issues involved regarding pay arrangements for newly qualified teachers. Meetings took place on the 5th, 14th and 26th of July. This engagement is taking place within the context of both unions’ acceptance of the Lansdowne Road Agreement, and having regard to the recent agreement in respect of fire-fighters in local government.
Circular Letter 0045/2016 - Public Service Stability Agreement 2013 –2018 (Haddington Road Agreement/Lansdowne Road Agreement) and the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Acts 2013 and 2015 - Click here to download
TUI believes in a free, publicly funded education system – loans system could deter students from participation

TUI meets DES and DPER on pay equality

By piofficer Wednesday, 6th July 2016 | 0 comments
TUI meets DES and DPER on pay equality

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