TUI extends best wishes to class of 2024 as State exams get underway

By piofficer 05 Jun 2024 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has wished students the best of luck ahead of this year’s State examinations.   The union has said that teachers are in favour of positive Senior Cycle change that benefits the education system, but has highlighted survey findings that show the serious concerns of classroom teachers around grossly inadequate resourcing. (Survey findings at end of statement)   TUI, which represents 20,500 teachers and lecturers in second level, adult/further education and at third level, has warned that Senior Cycle redevelopment cannot be carried out ‘on a shoestring’.   Speaking today, TUI President David Waters said:

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Bernie Ruane Bursary 2024 - deadline for applications is Friday, 7th June

By piofficer 23 May 2024 | 0 comments
To honour the memory of our friend and colleague, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) established the Bernie Ruane TUI Bursary.  One new bursary is awarded each year to a Leaving Certificate student whose intention it is to pursue a career in post-primary teaching.  The bursary was first awarded in 2021.  Applications are now invited for the 2024 Bursary. Click here for an application form Click here for an explanatory leaflet setting out fuller details and conditions of the bursary scheme  The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 7th June 2024

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TUI proud to be part of Ireland’s first Trade Union Week

By piofficer 24 Apr 2024 | 0 comments
The TUI is proud to be part of Ireland’s first Trade Union Week, which will take place between 29th April and 6th May. The week will mark the culmination of the ICTU’s Better In A Trade Union campaign, which was launched to promote the values and benefits of trade union membership.  A letter and poster to highlight the event were sent this week to all TUI workplaces.  Featuring public and private sector workers from across the island of Ireland, including TUI Executive Committee member Anthony Dowling, the high-profile Better in a Trade Union campaign highlights benefits such as enhanced job security, advice and support, improved terms and conditions of employment, and better pay. Trade union representatives from the various sectors featured in a significant advertising and social media campaign in the run-up to the announcement of the week.  In a recent RED C omnibus poll, 44% of 18-34-year-olds in employment stated they would be interested in joining a union. Their leading reasons for doing so were that trade unions:

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