News and Events

TUI is organising a lunchtime protest on Thursday, 1st February, 2018, outside schools, FET centres and Institutes of Technology to highlight the damage that pay inequality is inflicting on our schools/colleges and centres.
FAO Dublin members: Due to huge demand, the deadline for Pink and Blue Power bookings is extended until the end of this week! If you are a member of the TUI Income Continuance Plan and got an invite to attend, don’t miss out.

Upcoming TUI pre-retirement seminars

By TUI Friday, 19th January 2018 | 0 comments
Two pre-retirement seminars will take place early in 2018 in Dublin and Galway.
Health and Safety Legislation Briefings
Circular Letter 3/2018 on Leadership and Management in Post-Primary Schools was published today.
The pilot voluntary redeployment scheme will operate in counties Galway, Roscommon, Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth and Meath from September 2018.   The scheme allows permanent/CID teachers who are employed in schools in counties Galway, Roscommon, Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth and Meath to express an interest in being redeployed to another post primary school anywhere in the country.  
Overall, today’s report confirms the positive role of the PLC programme as a provider of high quality standalone qualifications and as a bridge to continuing education.
  TUI demands that the disease is treated rather than the symptoms, stating that the crisis of teacher recruitment and retention will continue to worsen unless and until the process of pay equalisation for those appointed since 2011 is accelerated. 
Circular 0072/2017 reminds schools of their statutory obligations under section 21 of the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 (the Vetting Act) in respect of the retrospective vetting of teaching staff, non-teaching staff and others who have not previously been Garda vetted and who undertake relevant work or activities with children or vulnerable persons.
TUI wishes everybody a Peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Public Service Pay and Pensions Act 2017

By TUI Wednesday, 20th December 2017 | 0 comments
The Public Service Pay and Pensions Act 2017 passed all stages in the Dáil and Seanad and was signed into law.
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.

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Barry Williams elected as Vice-President
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