Deepening teacher supply crisis requires immediate and integrated response from Department

By piofficer 04 Dec 2019 | 0 comments
The Department of Education and Skills has published a document entitled Developing a Teacher Demand and Supply Model for Ireland 2020 – 2036 This document represents an initial set of projections but it is acknowledged by the Department as not purporting to take account of preferred policy directions towards the improvement of the public education system. At the national consultative forum on teacher supply on 28th November, TUI representatives pointed out clearly that the document is essentially blind to the current deepening crisis in teacher supply at second level. This crisis requires an immediate and integrated policy response from the Deptartment that has at its heart the establishment of pay equality and an end to the discrimination that is driving potential applicants away from teaching.

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TUI announces intention to take strike action over pay discrimination

By piofficer 18 Nov 2019 | 0 comments
Members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) will take a day’s strike action in February – at a date to be decided – over the ongoing failure of the Government to eliminate the scandal of pay discrimination. The Union represents some 19,000 members in second level schools, colleges of further and adult education and Institutes of Technology/Technological Universities.

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TUI members in Dundalk Institute of Technology to take strike action over range of serious concerns

By piofficer 11 Nov 2019 | 0 comments
Members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) in Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) will take strike action on Tuesday, 19th November over the failure of Institute management to adhere to national collective agreements, respect industrial relations mechanisms, engage in transparent and meaningful consultation with the TUI on a range of key issues and plan in a rational and strategic way to safeguard and enhance the College by moving  towards Technological University status.

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