TUI, while welcoming some of today’s Budget announcements, in particular the emphasis on buttressing recovery through investment in vital public services such as education, regards as unacceptable the maintenance for another year of the effects of savage cuts imposed in the austerity era.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) is calling for next week’s Budget to reverse cuts which have been most damaging to marginalised students. TUI has identified cuts to guidance counselling provision and middle management positions such as year head as having been particularly damaging within the school community.
In light of the current dispute within the postal service, the closing date for receipt of ballot papers on the proposed Lansdowne Road Agreement has been extended until 5pm on Wednesday October 14th. This may be subject to review depending on developments.
The following letter was published in the Irish Independent on Saturday, 3rd October 2015
TUI is recommending that members vote 'NO' to reject the proposed Lansdowne Road Agreement (Public Service Stability Agreement 2013-2018).
TUI members have voted in a ballot to accept proposals for Junior Cycle reform following negotiations between the unions and the Department of Education and Skills.
Click here to download the presentation on the Junior Cycle campaign that was given to TUI members around the country in regional meetings over recent weeks.
Watch five short video messages on the Junior Cycle proposals ballot from TUI President Gerry Quinn below. Scroll further down for links to all relevant documentation.
Lansdowne Road Agreement information meetings
Regional information meetings on Lansdowne Road Agreement (LRA) proposals are currently taking place.
TUI will be recommending that members reject the proposals. The proposls have issued in hard copy to members and a special edition of TUI News will also issue to members in advance of the ballot.
Ballot papers will be posted from TUI Head Office on Thursday, 24th of September 2015 to be returned to auditors Deloitte by 5pm on Friday, 9th October 2015.
Tea/coffee and sandwiches will be served from 7pm and all meetings will commence at 7.30pm.
TUI is pleased to confirm that pregnancy-related sick leave that occurred before the introduction of the new Public Service Sick Leave Scheme (ie: Prior to 1st September 2014) will be discounted from a teacher’s sick leave record for the purpose of calculating access to paid sick leave under the new Scheme.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today congratulated students on their Junior Certificate achievements and urged them to stay on and complete a Leaving Certificate programme.
Click here to download the September 2015 issue of TUI News, which has a strong focus on the upcoming ballot on the Junior Cycle proposals.
Later in September, a TUI News special will issue ahead of the ballot on the proposed Public Service Stability Agreement.
Junior Cycle Regional Meetings
TUI members are being balloted on the acceptablity of the negotiated document Joint Statement on Principles and Implementation (click here to download) and an appendix to this document on Professional Time to Support Implemenation (click here to download). Both documents have issued to members in hard copy.
The Executive Committee of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today decided to recommend that members accept the negotiated Junior Cycle proposals in an upcoming ballot.
Ballot on Junior Cycle proposals:
Ballot papers will be posted to members from TUI Head Office on Wednesday, September 9th. Close of ballot is Wednesday, September 23rd.
TUI’s Executive Committee meets this Friday (August 28th) to discuss the ballot and any further information arising from that meeting will be uploaded on the union website.
Click here for further information on the Junior Cycle proposals.