Archive for TUI

TUI IADT branch member speaks out

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

“Dr Paula Gilligan, Head of Department of Humanities at IADT and a member of the TUI, left this message in the comments section of the site. We feel that it’s worthy of its own post …” (more)

[Edufactory Ireland, 16 November]

TUI has not accepted Croke Park Agreement

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 12 November 2010 by Steve

“Kieran Mulvey, chief executive of the Labour Relations Committee, stated on RTE’s Morning Ireland this morning (10/11/10) that the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) have accepted the Croke Park Agreement. This is incorrect …” (more)

[Teachers’ Union of Ireland, 10 November]

TUI to enter Croke Park deal talks after action vote

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 6 November 2010 by Steve

“The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) is set to enter talks on the Croke Park public service pay agreement after members have voted to lift industrial action in schools and colleges …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 6 November]

Education safeguarded in revised Programme for Government

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today highlighted that education remains safeguarded under the revised Programme for Government. The imposition of a fee to gain admission to a Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) course would have a devastating effect on the most vulnerable in society, the union warned …” (more)

[Teachers’ Union of Ireland, 1 November]

‘No scope for redundancies’ at largest institutes

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , on 19 October 2010 by Steve

“Two of the country’s largest institutes of technology have indicated they have little or no scope for redundancies despite Department of Education suggestions that a collapse in apprentice training could leave dozens of lecturers surplus to requirement …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 19 October]

Threat of redundancy prompts fresh ballot on pay deal

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

“The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has moved to soften its opposition to the Croke Park deal after the Department of Education threatened to push for compulsory redundancies in the institutes of technology …” (more)

[Sean Flynn, Irish Times, 16 October]

U-turn as teachers to vote on joining pay talks

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

“The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) is to ballot members immediately on suspending its current limited industrial action and entering direct talks on the Croke Park agreement …” (more)

[John Walshe and Michael Brennan, Independent, 16 October]

Reports of redundancies ‘counterproductive’

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 15 October 2010 by Steve

“The Teachers’ Union of Ireland has described reports that some college lecturers represented by it could be forced to take redundancy as ‘counterproductive’ …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 15 October]

‘Surplus’ public sector staff will be forced out

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues with tags , , on 15 October 2010 by Steve

“The Government is planning to push through compulsory redundancies in the public service for the first time in the history of the State. It is targeting up to 100 college lecturers represented by the rebel Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI), who are deemed to be ‘surplus to requirements’ …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 15 October]

Teaching union’s hard line will cost its members dear

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 15 October 2010 by Steve

“They ignored the advice of their own leaders, and now members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland are about to pay the price. And in doing so, the union has triggered a dramatic face-off with the Government that could result in the first wave of compulsory redundancies in the history of the public service …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 15 October]

Croke Park deal to go ahead with or without teachers

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 13 October 2010 by Steve

“Taoiseach Brian Cowen yesterday insisted education reforms set out in the Croke Park deal would be implemented – despite teacher opposition …” (more)

[Patricia McDonagh, Independent, 13 October]

Education investment vital to recovery, say teaching unions

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 5 October 2010 by Steve

“Investment in education is critical to pulling Ireland out of recession, the presidents of the country’s four teaching unions warned today …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 5 October]

Workload in institutes of technology

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 30 September 2010 by Steve

“Madam, – We are most perturbed by the text of an anonymous letter reproduced in the Teacher’s Pet column (Education Today, September 28th). The workload and calibre of lecturers in institutes of technology (IoTs) compares very favourably with lecturers elsewhere, be it nationally or internationally. Lecturers in IoTs are generally recruited with a master’s and PhD degrees, as they are in universities …” (more)

[Peter MacMenamin, Irish Times, 30 September]

Vulnerable schools at risk as TUI opts out of deal talks

Posted in teaching with tags on 28 September 2010 by Steve

“Some of the country’s most disadvantaged schools will be left outside a process aimed at improving the education system. Talks are to start with just two of the three teacher unions on the Croke Park productivity deal …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 28 September]

Prospect of school disruption as TUI votes to continue its industrial action

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 27 September 2010 by Steve

“The prospect of disruption in some second-level schools has increased after the Teachers Union of Ireland refused to end its limited industrial action. TUI members, who have rejected the Croke Park deal, voted at special congress on Saturday to retain a series of directives …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 27 September]

Teachers refuse to end industrial action

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 26 September 2010 by Steve

“The Government suffered a serious setback yesterday when the Teachers’ Union of Ireland refused to end its current limited industrial action …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 26 September]

OECD report endorses teachers’ work

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

“The Teachers’ Union of Ireland today criticised the failure of government to invest meaningfully in education during the boom years after an OECD survey showed the country languishing in the relegation zone in a league table of investment in education. The report also highlights that Irish teachers work considerably more hours than their European counterparts …” (more)

[Teachers’ Union of Ireland, 7 September]

Schoolbook publishers accused of ‘sharp practice’ over new editions

Posted in teaching with tags , on 27 August 2010 by Steve

“The President of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland has accused schoolbook publishers introducing frequent new editions of textbooks of ‘sharp practice’. Bernie Ruane said ‘the frequency of new text books is ridiculous, the syllabus hasn’t changed in the majority of subjects at all’ …” (more)

[Joanne Hunt, Irish Times, 27 August]

TUI under pressure to end action

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 27 August 2010 by Steve

“The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) will be under pressure today to consider lifting industrial action in schools and colleges after a sister union decided to put the question to its executive …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 27 August]

Teachers set to vote again on Croke Park deal

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 23 August 2010 by Steve

“Secondary school teachers are expected to have to vote again on the controversial Croke Park deal which they rejected first time around. Members of the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI), are expected to have to vote again on the deal, which would mean a renegotiation of their contracts and a requirement to work an extra hour per week …” (more)

[Martha Kearns, Sunday Business Post, 23 August]