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Teaching after 65 - new circular letter

By piofficer 09 Apr 2018 | 0 comments
Circular letter 27/2018 has issued from the Department of Education and Skills - ‘Provision to allow for certain education and training sector staff to be retained in employment beyond their Compulsory Retirement Age of 65 years until they reach the age of eligibility for the Contributory State Pension’

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General Secretary's Address to Congress 2018

By piofficer 03 Apr 2018 | 0 comments
In a wide-ranging address to 500 delegates in Wexford this afternoon, Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI) General Secretary John MacGabhann tackled a number of issues relating to education and industrial relations including pay discrimination, workload and the housing crisis.

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TUI President Joanne Irwin's address to Annual Congress 2018 - some key points

By piofficer 03 Apr 2018 | 0 comments
Colleagues and invited guests I would like to welcome you to Wexford, to TUI Annual Congress 2018.  Colleagues, you will know that TUI is a campaigning Union, a broad-based Union informed by our guiding principles of equity, social justice and empowerment of the profession.  We have worked hard in the past year to protect and advance the interests of members but also to protect and enhance the quality of public education at all levels.

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'46% of new entrants to not see themselves in profession in ten years' time' - new TUI survey highlights damage of pay discrimination

By piofficer 02 Apr 2018 | 0 comments
Almost half of recent entrants to post-primary teaching believe it is unlikely or very unlikely that they will still be in the profession in ten years’ time, according to the findings of a new survey by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI). However, if pay equality was restored, 94% said it was likely or very likely that they would remain in the profession.

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TUI supports the UCU in campaign to protect the rights and conditions of its members

By piofficer 08 Mar 2018 | 0 comments
The University and College Union (UCU) is a constituent union of the British and Irish Group of Teacher Unions (BIGTU), as is the TUI. There has been a strong fraternal bond between the UCU and the TUI for many years. Our colleagues in the UCU are currently engaged in very serious industrial action in defence of the university pension scheme in over 60 universities in which they represent (https://www.ucu.org.uk/strike-action), where the employers want to close the Defined Benefit pension scheme and replace it with an inferior Defined Contribution scheme.

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