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TUI members at third level vote overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action in national ballot

By piofficer 25 Jan 2024 | 0 comments
The Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI) today announced that its members at third level have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action, up to and including strike action, over non-adherence by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS) and institute management to a collective agreement concerning the establishment of technological universities.

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TUI to ballot members at third level over non-adherence to Technological University sector collective agreement

By piofficer 12 Jan 2024 | 0 comments
At a special meeting this morning, the Executive Committee of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) voted unanimously to ballot its members at third level for industrial action, up to and including strike action, over non-adherence by management to a collective agreement concerning the establishment of Technological Universities.

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New survey: 64% of schools have unfilled vacancies, just 1% believe enough being done by Government

By piofficer 14 Nov 2023 | 0 comments
The teacher recruitment and retention crisis in Irish second level schools is worsening, according to the findings of a new survey carried out in over 100 schools by the Principals’ and Deputy Principals’ Association of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI).   TUI is calling for immediate action to ensure that schools can continue to put teachers in front of classes and that students have access to the full breadth of subjects. Secure jobs of full hours and career progression opportunities are essential to tackle the crisis.     The survey of principals and deputy principals in 104 second level schools was carried out in September and October this year and represents a strong sample of the sector’s approximately 730 schools.   

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TUI welcomes Minister’s announcement in relation to shelving of plans for teachers to assess own students for state certification purposes

By piofficer 21 Sep 2023 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Education Norma Foley that plans for teachers to assess their own students for state certification purposes will now be shelved.  Speaking this morning, TUI General Secretary Michael Gillespie said: ‘We welcome this morning’s news. 

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