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By piofficer 19 Aug 2021 | 0 comments
Discussions focused on the return of FET services and planning for significant on-site activity for September.  The planned return of FET provision will continue in accordance with current Governmental COVID-19 Resilience & Recovery 2021 – The Path Ahead framework and based on full adherence to the current national guidelines and health and safety regulations. 

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Changes to vaccination rollout programme

By piofficer 02 Jul 2021 | 0 comments
TUI notes today’s announcement of changes to the national vaccination rollout programme. Specifically, from next Monday, 5th July, individuals aged between 18 and 34 can begin to access the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in pharmacies, while in addition, from Friday, 9th July, those aged between 30 and 34 can begin to register at Vaccine.hse.ie for an mRNA vaccine.  Together with our sister unions the INTO and the ASTI, TUI wrote last week to the Taoiseach, Minister Foley, Minister Donnelly, NPHET, NIAC and the HSE to emphasise the need for school staff to be vaccinated as a matter of urgency. Click here to listen back to TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie discuss the vital importance of the vaccination of teachers in ensuring the consistent provision of teaching and learning in the next academic year on RTE Radio 1’s Saturday with Justin McCarthy programme last weekend.    Any further updates will be posted on this website.

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TUI welcomes confirmation of greater choice in 2022 State examinations

By piofficer 30 Jun 2021 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has welcomed the confirmation that there will be adjustments which will incorporate additional choice for the Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate examinations in 2022. The union has called for full details on the changes to issue in the coming weeks so that students and teachers know where they stand ahead of the school year. 

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Health and safety must be paramount in further and higher education return – TUI 

By piofficer 15 Jun 2021 | 0 comments
Noting the publication of A Safe Return to on-site further and higher education and research today, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI), which represents over 19,000 members at second level, further and higher education has said that the plans must be fully consistent with the most up-to-date public health advice and that the health and safety of all students and staff must be paramount at all times in the process. The union stated that any changes in general public health advice must also be immediately reflected in the plan. Clear and consistent policy and communication on the public health requirements across further and higher education providers will be essential to establishing the necessary degree of confidence and keeping everyone safe.  TUI President Martin Marjoram said that academic staff had displayed great flexibility in the provision of remote learning during the pandemic, notwithstanding the additional work involved. 

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