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TUI backs Croke Park second ballot endorses deal

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 24 March 2011 by Steve

“The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has voted to back the Croke Park deal in a reballot. Overall, 76% of TUI second-level members endorsed the deal. As expected, the vote was tighter at third-level where 55% backed the deal …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 24 March]

TUI to ballot immediately on Public Service Agreement proposals

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 4 March 2011 by Steve

“The executive committee of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) this afternoon decided to ballot its membership immediately on the Public Service Agreement proposals …” (more)

[Teachers’ Union of Ireland, 4 March]

Teachers still to give verdict on year-old Croke Park deal

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 4 March 2011 by Steve

“The Croke Park deal on pay and reform in the public service is still awaiting a final decision from third-level lecturers and some post-primary teachers – a full year after it was brokered …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 3 March]

TUI chief warns of ‘serious’ FG threat

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 19 February 2011 by Steve

“The head of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has become the latest senior trade union figure to advise members of the dangers of electing Fine Gael to Government …” (more)

[Stephen Rogers, Irish Examiner, 19 February]

Fixing the education system

Posted in teaching with tags , on 7 February 2011 by Steve

“Madam, – Ed Walsh’s article (Education Today, January 25th) pioneers a bizarre new approach to education excellence – starving Irish schools and pupils of even more resources …” (more)

[Bernie Ruane, Irish Times, 7 February]

TUI delays work reform vote until after election

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 31 January 2011 by Steve

“The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has taken the controversial decision to wait until after the election to ballot members on proposed work reforms in schools and colleges …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 31 January]

Teacher unions to hold second ballot on reform deal

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 24 January 2011 by Steve

“Secondary teacher unions are to reballot members on the Croke Park agreement after the Department of Education clarified aspects of the deal …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 24 January]

University plan for name tags rejected

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 19 January 2011 by Steve

“A university’s request that staff who deal with the public wear a name tag while at work has been dismissed by unions as ‘hare-brained’ …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 19 January]

Union bosses jet off as teachers face crucial vote

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 19 January 2011 by Steve

“The leaders of a teachers’ union have flown to a conference in Thailand as their members face a crucial re-ballot on the Croke Park deal …” (more)

[Anne-Marie, Independent, 19 January]

Lecturers warn over college reforms

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , on 13 January 2011 by Steve

“College lecturers will only introduce reforms if changes being discussed with the Department of Education are acceptable to them, a union leader has said …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 13 January]

Coughlan backs reforms

Posted in Governance and administration, teaching with tags , on 12 January 2011 by Steve

“Reforms are needed urgently in college teaching practices as part of a major overhaul of the third level system, Education Minister Mary Coughlan has warned …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 12 January]

Higher education report betrays misunderstanding of lecturer workload

Posted in Governance and administration, teaching with tags , , on 11 January 2011 by Steve

“The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today welcomed the belated publication of the Hunt report on a National Strategy for Higher Education, but warned that it betrays a fundamental misunderstanding of the workload of institute of technology lecturers …” (more)

[Teachers’ Union of Ireland, 11 January]

Incompetent academics to face strict penalties

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 6 January 2011 by Steve

“Academics face stiff penalties if they fail to get a satisfactory rating under a proposed controversial performance appraisal system. Under the confidential plans, staff who get a poor rating will not be able to go for promotion, take sabbatical leave, undertake private consultancy work or receive annual salary increments …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 6 January]

Third level staff being ‘bludgeoned’ on concessions

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 29 December 2010 by Steve

“Academic staff in third-level colleges are being ‘bludgeoned into submission’ and forced to accept key concessions including much shorter summer holidays, a former president of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has said …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 29 December]

Latest posts block will have exam planning repercussions – TUI

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 16 December 2010 by Steve

“TUI has criticised a new delay on the filling of school management positions, which effectively scraps the limited alleviation announced with much fanfare by the Minister last summer. The union has warned that schools will struggle to prepare adequately for state examinations as a result of the loss of certain specific posts …” (more)

[Teachers’ Union of Ireland, 16 December]

Ferocious cuts to ‘already skeletal’ education system

Posted in teaching with tags , on 7 December 2010 by Steve

“The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has sharply criticised the litany of Budget cutbacks to an education system ‘now truly hacked back to the bare bones’ …” (more)

[Teachers’ Union of Ireland, 7 December]

TUI reacts to OECD PISA findings

Posted in teaching with tags , , , on 7 December 2010 by Steve

“TUI today described the continuing high performance of Irish students in science in the OECD’s latest PISA study as welcome news. The union also expressed its hope that Project Maths will boost performance in the subject in future years, while warning that it must be fully resourced …” (more)

[Teachers’ Union of Ireland, 7 December]

Teaching union claims students lacking basic literacy skills

Posted in teaching with tags , on 4 December 2010 by Steve

“A major teachers union has claimed that many students going into third level education lack basic literacy and analytical skills …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 4 December]

Basic student skills going into third level questioned

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 3 December 2010 by Steve

“An increasing number of Leaving Cert students entering third-level education exhibit serious deficiencies in basic literacy and analytical skills, according to one of the main teaching unions …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 3 December]

PTR change would sound death knell for science subjects

Posted in teaching with tags , , , on 18 November 2010 by Steve

“The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today warned that any change in the pupil teacher ratio (PTR) will result in the loss of science subjects and honours level maths in countless schools. If the commitments of the Renewed Programme for Government were reneged on, a rumoured 0.5 increase in the PTR would result in a loss of over 500 teachers …” (more)

[Teachers’ Union of Ireland, 18 November]