Press Releases

Teacher and student representatives express serious concern at Minister’s plan for students to sit terminal Leaving Certificate examination papers at the end of fifth year  

By piofficer 19 Jan 2023 | 0 comments
Both the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) and the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) have expressed serious concerns about the Minister for Education’s stated intention that students would sit Paper One of the terminal Leaving Certificate examinations in both English and Irish at the end of fifth year. The measure would commence for students entering fifth year in September 2023.  

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TUI congratulates ‘resilient’ students on Junior Cycle results  

By piofficer 23 Nov 2022 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has congratulated students receiving their Junior Cycle results today, commending them for the resilience that they have displayed after the disruption to their studies due to the pandemic and the subsequent delay in receiving their results.    The Union has also warned that Senior Cycle reform must be educationally sound.  

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Contracts of full hours and restoration of promotional opportunities required to tackle second level recruitment and retention crisis – TUI   

By piofficer 26 Oct 2022 | 0 comments
The findings of a new survey of almost 100 second level schools make clear the continuing, severe teacher recruitment and retention crisis across the sector. The poll was carried out in September and October by the Principal and Deputy Principals’ Association of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI).    

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Severe teacher recruitment and retention crisis facing second level schools - TUI calls on department to immediately pay the value of PME allowance after ‘unacceptable’ delay

By piofficer 23 Aug 2022 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has warned that a severe teacher recruitment and retention problem in schools is being exacerbated by the cost-of-living crisis. For a number of years, the Union has highlighted the acute negative effect that pay discrimination has had on both the attractiveness of and morale within the profession.  

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‘Unacceptably high ratio of students to academic staff must be urgently tackled’ – TUI responds to Government’s higher education funding announcement  

By piofficer 04 May 2022 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI), which represents 4,500 third level academic staff among its 20,000 membership, has said that any measures to alleviate the huge financial burden of higher education on students and their families must be implemented as a matter of urgency.   

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Survey findings show damage of pay discrimination – TUI calls for urgent resolution of situation

By piofficer 18 Apr 2022 | 0 comments
The findings of a new survey of over 1,200 Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) members highlight the continuing negative effects of pay discrimination on the profession, the need for increased investment to assist those students who lost out due to COVID-19 and how bureaucracy deflects from teaching. TUI has stated that the money to resolve conclusively the scandal of pay discrimination – affecting those appointed since 2011 – has been donated by Post-Primary teachers forgoing a 1% pay increase and that any further delays in ending this scandal are completely unacceptable.

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