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The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has said that today’s Budget does little to reverse the damaging effects of austerity cutbacks on the education system.
Ahead of next week’s Budget, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) is calling for the application of an additional 1% levy to corporation tax to create a dedicated fund for investment in higher education.
Members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) have voted emphatically to reject the proposed Public Service Stability Agreement 2018-2020 in a national ballot by a margin of 87% to 13%, on a turnout of 52%

TUI congratulates students and urges them to complete Leaving Cert

By piofficer Wednesday, 13th September 2017 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has congratulated students on their Junior Certificate/Cycle results and urged them to now complete a Leaving Certificate programme.
The latest OECD international indicators – Education At A Glance 2017 – endorse the work of Irish teachers and lecturers and highlight the value of educational attainment to both the individual and society.

Pay inequality will impact on quality of education system

By piofficer Tuesday, 5th September 2017 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has warned that pay inequality is impacting on the ability of schools to attract teachers in certain subjects as there are more attractive options available in other employments.

TUI welcomes Minister's comments on pay equality

By piofficer Thursday, 24th August 2017 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has welcomed Minister Mitchell O’ Connor’s comments on pay equality.

Leaving Certificate not a final stop - TUI

By piofficer Wednesday, 16th August 2017 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has congratulated students on their Leaving Certificate results and advised them to look at continuing their education in areas that they are passionate about.

FEMPI legislation must be repealed

By piofficer Monday, 10th July 2017 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has again called for immediate repeal of the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act (FEMPI) legislation. The union has campaigned against the emergency legislation in a variety of fora since its imposition.
The Executive Committee of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) this evening unanimously decided to recommend rejection of the draft Public Service Stability Agreement.
The Executive Committee of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) will meet this evening to discuss the proposed new public service agreement which was finalised between union and Government representatives early this morning.
Click here to download TUI President Joanne Irwin's response to Minister Richard Bruton's address. Wednesday, 19th April 2017.

General Secretary's Address to Congress 2017

By TUI Tuesday, 18th April 2017 | 0 comments
In a wide ranging address to 500 delegates in Cork this afternoon, Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI) General Secretary John MacGabhann tackled a number of issues relating to education and industrial relations including the campaign for pay equalisation, the funding crisis in Institutes of Technology and workload issues affecting members.
Almost 30% 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). The union is calling for an acceleration of pay parity and an end to discrimination against younger teachers.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has called for the application of a 1% levy on corporate profits to tackle the funding crisis afflicting the Irish higher education sector.

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