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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.
Latest update from Department of Education and Skills - All Schools and Colleges Closed Tomorrow, 16 October
The Department of Education and Skills has today issued the following two statements:

Initial meeting regarding new entrant pay issues

By piofficer Thursday, 12th October 2017 | 0 comments
The TUI was today represented at an initial meeting regarding the review of new entrant pay issues. INTO and ASTI also attended along with other public sector unions. It was agreed at the meeting that detailed, updated data is required to inform the process. Updates will be provided in due course.

Budget 2018 does not undo damage caused by cutbacks

By piofficer Tuesday, 10th October 2017 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has said that today’s Budget does little to reverse the damaging effects of austerity cutbacks on the education system.

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.
CMETB/LMETB Joint Areas 1 & 7   PDA National Conference 2017

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.

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