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Joanne Irwin begins term as President of TUI

By piofficer Friday, 1st July 2016 | 0 comments
Joanne Irwin today begins her term as President of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI). Ms Irwin is a second level teacher of Business and ICT in Donegal ETB and has served as Vice-President of the Union since 2014. She has taught in second level mainstream, adult education, BTEI, VTOS, community education and further education, Youthreach and at third level.
The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) has informed TUI that the new Leaving Certificate Classical Studies development group is being established shortly.  They are seeking nominations by July 29th. 

TUI campaigns for repeal of FEMPI legislation

By piofficer Monday, 27th June 2016 | 0 comments
In advance of the annual review of the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (FEMPI) legislation, TUI contacted all TDs and Senators to demand its repeal.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has expressed major concerns about the recent decision of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) to fund mergers of Institutes of Technology in advance of any decision on the matter being taken by the Oireachtas.
The four biggest trade unions in higher education have joined with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) to campaign for better public investment in the sector. USI, IFUT, IMPACT, SIPTU and TUI announced their new coalition as they published joint proposals on higher education funding as part of Minister Richard Bruton’s public consultation on an education strategy for 2016-2018.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI), which represents teachers and lecturers in second level, adult/further education and at third level, has wished all students the best of luck ahead of this year’s state examinations.
The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) has launched a new report entitled European Quality Framework for Apprenticeship (2016). The report is available to download at this link. 

Usage of the 33 Croke Park Agreement Hours - update

By piofficer Thursday, 2nd June 2016 | 0 comments
The following information has issued to branch officers and workplace representatives.
Members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) have voted by a margin of 63% to 37% (on a turnout of 57%) to accept a proposed agreement with the Department of Education and Skills.
Based on discussion with the Department of Education and Skills (DES) and in accordance with the verbal assurance provided by Mr Kevin Foley (then Director of Conciliation at the Labour Relations Commission), the TUI’s clear understanding is that there is nothing in Sections 3.2 or 4 of the Lansdowne Road Agreement (LRA) that prevents the union taking action in regard to matters of key concern to members. In that context the union is aware that it is the expectation of the DES that the union would, in accordance with standard practice, utilise normal IR machinery/agreed procedures in advance of taking such action.

Joanne Irwin elected as TUI President

By piofficer Tuesday, 24th May 2016 | 0 comments
Following a ballot of members, Joanne Irwin (Co. Donegal Branch) has been elected as President of the Teachers' Union of Ireland (effective from 1st July 2016).

Vote 'YES' to progress TUI's campaign for pay parity

By piofficer Tuesday, 24th May 2016 | 0 comments
Voting YES for the proposed DES/TUI agreement – which involves being covered by the LRA - will allow the TUI to prosecute to successful conclusion our campaign for pay parity. The Programme for Government is clear in indicating that the matter can be addressed only within a collective agreement, using the soon to be established Public Sector Pay Commission. The relevant collective agreement from 1st July is the LRA.
The Executive Committee of TUI recommends that members vote 'YES' to accept the proposed Department of Education and Skills/TUI agreement.

Video 2 - Vote 'YES' to open door to pay equalisation

By piofficer Saturday, 21st May 2016 | 0 comments
A new video message from the TUI President is set out below

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