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Examiners required for 2016 State Examinations

By piofficer Tuesday, 22nd March 2016 | 0 comments
The State Examinations Commission (SEC) has advised us that they have a shortfall in applications from teachers  to mark certain subjects in this year’s Leaving and Junior Certificate examinations.
The NCCA is currently involved in a process of consultation on the proposed new subject specifications for Junior Cycle modern foreign languages or Junior Cycle visual art (formerly art, craft and design).  TUI has been involved in this process and asks that members familiarise themselves with the proposed plans and give feedback to the NCCA on same.  A link to the consultation documents is set out below.  If you have any questions then please contact TUI Education & Research Officer David Duffy at dduffy@tui.ie.
Congratulations to Mairéad Glynn (Community and Comprehensive Schools Sector) and Denis Magner (ETB Sector Leinster), who have been elected to the Teaching Council. A third TUI-endorsed candidate, Séamus Ó Fearraigh (ETB Sector Connaught, Munster and Ulster), was not opposed and had already been deemed elected.
The term of office of the current Teaching Council comes to an end in March 2016. The Council has 37 members and 16 of these are teachers who are elected by teachers. An election for teacher members will be held online from 22 February to noon on 9 March. Full instructions for online voting, including two PIN numbers, will be posted out to teachers by the Teaching Council.
Click here to download the document.
There is currently a vacancy on TUI's NCCA development groups in each of the following subjects:
The Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI) today announced that its members in Institutes of Technology have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action, up to and including strike action, over grave concerns around significant aspects of the Technological Universities Bill.

Area 1 election

By piofficer Friday, 12th February 2016 | 0 comments
Following a ballot of TUI members in Area 1 (Co. Wicklow, Co. Kildare, Co. Laois and Co. Carlow), Liz Farrell has been elected to the TUI Executive Committe as the Area 1 Representative (effective from the close of Congress 2016).

Vice-Presidential Election

By piofficer Friday, 12th February 2016 | 0 comments
Following a ballot of TUI members, Barry Williams (Co. Louth Branch) was elected Vice-President of TUI (effective from July 2016)
The Executive Committee of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) this afternoon decided not to go ahead with a day’s strike action planned for February 24th. The decision follows contact between the Minister for Education and Skills and the union.  

TUI Education Conference 2016

By piofficer Monday, 8th February 2016 | 0 comments
On Saturday February 6th 2016 TUI held its annual education conference. This year the venue was the Heritage Hotel in Portlaoise and over 100 delegates registered for the conference. A very useful series of presentations and discussions took place on a range of issues affecting second level, further education and third level.  A full report will be carried in a future edition of TUI News.  The main presentations can be accessed below.
Ahead of the General Election, TUI posed six key questions on education policy to the main political parties. Responses were received from the Labour Party, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil and the Anti Austerity Alliance.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has announced that its members at second level and in the further and adult education sectors will take a day’s strike action on Wednesday, 24th February, unless meaningful progress is made with the Department of Education and Skills. A meeting is set to take place between TUI and the Department next week to discuss issues across all sectors. 
4,000 Institute of Technology lecturers and researchers in the country’s 14 Institutes of Technology are today taking strike action over the damage inflicted on their sector and on the service to students by an era of cutbacks. The strike has been organised by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI), which represents academic and research staff in the sector.
Irish Times, Tuesday 2nd February 2016

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