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The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has congratulated students on their Leaving Certificate results and advised them to consider continuing their education in areas that engage them most.
The campaign for pay equality for teachers and lecturers appointed since 2011 will remain the key campaign of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) until the issue is resolved, according to new President Seamus Lahart.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI), which represents over 17,000 teachers and lecturers in second level, adult/further education and at third level, has wished all students the best of luck ahead of this year’s state examinations.
Members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) are today staging lunchtime protests around the country over the continuing injustice of pay discrimination. Service to students is not affected by the protests, which are taking place outside the schools, colleges, centres and Institutes of Technology in which TUI members work. Teachers and lecturers who entered the profession since 2011 are still paid at a lower rate than their colleagues for carrying out the same work.
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.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has warned that the workload of academic staff in the Institute of Technology sector has long since exceeded reasonable levels and is now completely unsustainable. 
Protest demands publication of Report to Address Inequality
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has welcomed this afternoon’s publication of the report and recommendations of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills on Off-Shore Island Schools. The Union has 138 members in five such schools off the coasts of Galway and Donegal.
Responding to the publication a circular letter outlining changes to the arrangements for students who do not wish to participate in religious instruction in ETB and Community Post Primary Schools, TUI outlined its serious concerns over the failure of the Minister to provide resourcing for the measure. 

Chief inspector's report endorses work of Irish teachers

By piofficer Monday, 5th February 2018 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today stated described the latest Chief Inspector’s Report as an endorsement of the work of teachers.
On the day that Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) members around the country hold lunchtime protests over pay inequality, Union President Joanne Irwin has warned that an already bad situation will get much worse ahead of the next school year unless pay parity is restored for those employed since 2011.
Far from remedying the problem, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) believes that restricting career breaks will make the retention of teachers at second level even more difficult.
TUI demands that the disease is treated rather than the symptoms, stating that the crisis of teacher recruitment and retention will continue to worsen unless and until the process of pay equalisation for those appointed since 2011 is accelerated.
Pay inequality has created a teacher recruitment and retention crisis that will have severe repercussions for the education system unless it is urgently tackled, according to the three main teacher unions. In a joint statement, the Presidents of TUI, INTO and ASTI have called for an acceleration of the process of pay restoration for teachers employed since 2011.

Pay equality key to promotion of STEM subjects

By piofficer Monday, 27th November 2017 | 0 comments
Commenting on today's STEM Education Policy Statement launch by the Department of Education and Skills, TUI warned that pay equality is a pre-requisite if the education system is to continue to attract the best graduates. 

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