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.
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.
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: www.teachingcouncil.ie. 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.
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.
Members in Youthreach were balloted on the following:
Last night (Wednesday 2nd December 2015) Dáil Éireann passed the Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2013 which will make it illegal for religious run schools to discriminate against LGBT teachers on the grounds of their sexuality.