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In a wide ranging address to 500 delegates in Cork this afternoon, Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI) General Secretary John MacGabhann tackled a number of issues relating to education and industrial relations including the campaign for pay equalisation, the funding crisis in Institutes of Technology and workload issues affecting members.
Almost 30% of recent entrants to post-primary teaching believe it is unlikely or very unlikely that they will still be in the profession in ten years’ time, according to the findings of a new survey by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI). The union is calling for an acceleration of pay parity and an end to discrimination against younger teachers.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has called for the application of a 1% levy on corporate profits to tackle the funding crisis afflicting the Irish higher education sector.
Commenting on the publication of today’s Action Plan for Education 2017, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) drew attention to the ongoing damage caused by education cutbacks and stated that any new initiatives must be underpinned by the required resourcing.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today warned that progress cannot be made on the development of technological universities unless the serious concerns of its members in the Institute of Technology sector are addressed.
A €1,000 pay restoration on annualised salaries (ie salaries exclusive of allowances) up to €65,000, which was originally due for payment from 1st September 2017 under the Lansdowne Road Agreement (LRA), has been brought forward by five months and will now be paid from 1st April 2017.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has described the findings of the PISA 2015 study as an endorsement of the high quality work of Irish teachers and students at a time of hugely damaging cuts to education. In all three areas which were examined, the scores of Irish students were significantly above the OECD average.
Following an invitation issued on 8th November by the Chair of the Teachers’ Conciliation Council (TCC) to ASTI, INTO, TUI, the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, TUI engaged with the other parties in discussions on a range of issues in recent weeks.
Teachers demand equal pay for equal work at Dáil rally
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has reiterated that pay parity remains its highest priority. The union is demanding a timeframe for parity as a matter of urgency as its campaign continues.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has said that today’s Budget does little to reverse the effects of several years of austerity cutbacks to the education system.
Lunchtime protests were held outside schools and centres today to draw attention to teachers’ serious concerns over the failure of their employer, Longford and Westmeath Education and Training Board (LWETB), to adhere to and apply nationally agreed grievance procedures.
The measures agreed today represent a very significant step in the right direction in addressing the pay inequality suffered by teachers recruited since 1 February 2012. The TUI will continue its campaign until full pay equality is achieved.
The latest OECD international indicators endorse the work of Irish educators and make clear that second level teachers in Ireland work longer hours than their international counterparts.