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4,000 lecturers in the country’s 14 Institutes of Technology will take a day’s strike action on Wednesday, February 3rd over a range of crisis issues within their sector. The strike has been organised by the TUI and follows an overwhelming mandate from members for industrial action after a national ballot in December.The strike action is supported by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI).
In November 2014, approximately 7,200 teachers were given an extension to their conditional registration expiry date to 31 December 2015 by the Teaching Council. This date was subsequently extended by 1 month to 31 January 2016. The Teaching Council have undertaken an extensive post, email and SMS campaign to directly contact the teachers in this cohort. As it stands, thre are still 190 teachers at post primary level who need to submit evidence that they have fulfilled their condition or requested an extension.

Dáil protest over Technological University Bill

By piofficer Monday, 25th January 2016 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) will protest outside Dáil Éireann tomorrow evening (Tuesday, 26th January) from 5pm, to coincide with the expected Dáil (Report Stage) debate on the Technological Universities Bill.
The Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI) today announced that it will ballot its members in the Institutes of Technology for industrial action, up to and including strike action, over grave concerns around significant aspects of the Technological Universities Bill.
The Pilot Voluntary Redeployment Scheme 2016 is now open.
Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) members in the second level and further/adult education sectors have voted by a margin of 89% to engage in a campaign of industrial action to secure resolution to crisis issues. Of key concern are the precarious employment status and income poverty of new and recent entrants to the profession and the continuing, damaging effects of cutbacks on the service provided to students.

Extension of retirement grace period to April 2019

By piofficer Thursday, 14th January 2016 | 0 comments
The grace period, whereby teachers can retire with pension and retirement lump sum based on their salary as of June 30 2013, has been further extended to April 2019.
Institute of Technology academic staff represented by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) will take a day’s strike on Wednesday, February 3rd to commence a campaign of industrial action over a number of crisis issues within their sector. In December, third level members voted in a national ballot by a margin of 92% in favour of a campaign of industrial action up to and including strike action.

Job-sharing scheme 2016: deadline is February 1st

By piofficer Sunday, 10th January 2016 | 0 comments
Please note that the deadline for applications for the job-sharing scheme for the 2016/17 school year is Monday, February 1st 2016. Full information and the application form are set out in Circular Letter 75/2015. Click here to download.
Teaching Council elections are due to take place early in 2016.   Details are on the Teaching Council website:  The TUI will be seeking to endorse a candidate in three of the constituencies open to post-primary teachers, as follows :
Members in the Second Level, Further Education, Adult Education and Youthreach sectors are currently being balloted on participation in a campaign of industrial action to resolve crisis issues - including those of differentiated pay and casualisation.
Resolution of issues in Second Level, Further Education, Adult Education and Youthreach Sectors
TUI members in Institutes of Technology have voted by a margin of 92% on a turnout of 56% to engage in a campaign of industrial action in order to tackle a number of crisis issues in their sector. The sector has been subject to severe funding and staffing cuts at a time of a huge increase in student numbers.

Extension of deadline for third level ballot

By piofficer Wednesday, 9th December 2015 | 0 comments
Because of the variety of examination arrangements and administrative constraints that apply in the Institutes at this time of year, the union has had a number of requests from Branches for a short extension of the deadline for return of the papers in the current Third Level ballot for industrial action.

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