Teacher unions outline recruitment crisis in teaching profession as a result of pay inequality

By piofficer 29 Nov 2017 | 0 comments
Pay inequality has created a teacher recruitment and retention crisis that will have severe repercussions for the education system unless it is urgently tackled, according to the three main teacher unions. In a joint statement, the Presidents of TUI, INTO and ASTI have called for an acceleration of the process of pay restoration for teachers employed since 2011.

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Draft text for lobbying politicians on Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill

By TUI 27 Nov 2017 | 0 comments
The Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill has been described by the TUI as an oppressive attempt to coerce compliance with a national agreement. The Union has contacted the Education and Public Expenditure and Reform spokespersons of the main Opposition parties as well as other political party and independent representatives to seek to have amendments to the Bill tabled. 

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Junior Cycle English Review 2017 - Update

By piofficer 21 Nov 2017 | 0 comments
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.

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Initial meeting regarding new entrant pay issues

By piofficer 12 Oct 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.

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