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TUI votes to accept Haddington Road after ASTI members say 'no'
# Teaching Unions
# Teaching Unions

TUI votes to accept Haddington Road after ASTI members say 'no'

Sep 20th 2013, 7:42 PM 8,827 Views 76 Comments

The TUI’s General Secretary said members had accepted the public sector pay deal reluctantly, but that in this case it was the “lesser of two evils”.

ASTI reject Haddington Road agreement, vote for industrial action
# Public Pay
# Public Pay

ASTI reject Haddington Road agreement, vote for industrial action

Sep 20th 2013, 3:39 PM 8,755 Views 142 Comments

The union representing 17,000 secondary teachers voted by way of a 63 per cent majority to reject the deal.

One teacher gets €8,573 cheque as over 1,600 receive arrears from Department
# Payback
# Payback

One teacher gets €8,573 cheque as over 1,600 receive arrears from Department

Jul 29th 2013, 10:18 AM 18,899 Views 27 Comments

Arrears totalling €4 million have been repaid, after problems calculating rates for new teachers last year.

Another union votes in favour of Haddington Road deal
# Public Pay
# Public Pay

Another union votes in favour of Haddington Road deal

Jun 28th 2013, 3:30 PM 6,018 Views 24 Comments

The Association of Higher and Civil Public Servants has voted 64 to 36 per cent to back the agreement.

TUI, ASTI recommend ballot of members on Haddington Road pay deal
# Teachers
# Teachers

TUI, ASTI recommend ballot of members on Haddington Road pay deal

Jun 21st 2013, 10:05 PM 6,144 Views 31 Comments

The teachers’ unions both decided today to recommend a ballot of their members. The move comes after a number of unions accepted the deal.

Brian Hayes: 'Unions who reject new public pay deal will face harsher cuts'
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Brian Hayes: 'Unions who reject new public pay deal will face harsher cuts'

May 24th 2013, 9:56 AM 9,880 Views 146 Comments

Negotiations have “concluded” on the Haddington Road deal, said the junior finance minister, adding less favourable conditions will apply to those unions who reject it.

The Evening Fix... now with added ways to test if your smile still works
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added ways to test if your smile still works

Apr 19th 2013, 7:59 PM 7,407 Views 3 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…

Three teachers unions to ballot for industrial action including possible strikes
# Teachers
# Teachers

Three teachers unions to ballot for industrial action including possible strikes

Apr 19th 2013, 3:37 PM 8,500 Views 130 Comments

The executives of the ASTI, the TUI and the INTO have decided to begin balloting members next month.

Teachers discuss Croke Park II at conferences
# Education
# Education

Teachers discuss Croke Park II at conferences

Apr 1st 2013, 5:57 PM 8,605 Views 78 Comments

INTO President spoke of “increasing anger” over education cuts.

Secondary teachers' union to recommend No vote on pay proposals
# Croke Park 2
# Croke Park 2

Secondary teachers' union to recommend No vote on pay proposals

Mar 7th 2013, 7:11 PM 7,471 Views 82 Comments

The ASTI says public sector workers have already contributed enough, and savings should be made through the tax system.

PHOTOS: Teachers protest over class sizes and unequal pay
# Education
# Education

PHOTOS: Teachers protest over class sizes and unequal pay

Oct 24th 2012, 6:34 PM 14,072 Views 157 Comments

The three main teachers’ unions held the rally at Leinster House, demanding ‘equal pay for equal work’.

Valuing Education protest to be held near Dáil today
# Education
# Education

Valuing Education protest to be held near Dáil today

Oct 24th 2012, 11:49 AM 2,605 Views 51 Comments

The pre-Budget rally will look at a number of issues, including pay for young teachers.

Teachers respond to Taoiseach's 40-hour-week request
# Education
# Education

Teachers respond to Taoiseach's 40-hour-week request

Sep 16th 2012, 2:09 PM 24,997 Views 220 Comments

Teachers’ unions say they already work more than 40 hours a week – and more than their counterparts across the globe.

New teachers' salaries down 30 per cent since 2010
# Back To School
# Back To School

New teachers' salaries down 30 per cent since 2010

Aug 28th 2012, 10:52 AM 9,137 Views 76 Comments

Unions hope the government will lift the suspension on new teachers’ allowances in a cabinet meeting next week.

Leaving Cert students asked to reflect during 'challenging' English exam
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert students asked to reflect during 'challenging' English exam

Jun 6th 2012, 3:07 PM 6,132 Views 25 Comments

The theme for today’s higher level paper was Memories.

School which expelled pupils over abusive Facebook posts won't comment
# Bullying
# Bullying

School which expelled pupils over abusive Facebook posts won't comment

May 17th 2012, 11:06 AM 9,801 Views 438 Comments

The school is reported to have suspended four pupils earlier this week. Separately, the Education Minister has opened an anti-bullying forum in Dublin today.

Ruairi Quinn refuses to rule out cuts to teacher allowances
# Education
# Education

Ruairi Quinn refuses to rule out cuts to teacher allowances

Apr 11th 2012, 9:50 AM 3,461 Views 52 Comments

The Minister for Education said Fine Gael Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames was ‘misinformed’ in her criticism of his policies.

Column: Smart economy? Schools are so hamstrung they’re cutting subjects
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Smart economy? Schools are so hamstrung they’re cutting subjects

Apr 11th 2012, 7:30 AM 9 Views 19 Comments

If we want that ‘knowledge economy’ we’re always hearing about, the Government needs a serious change of direction, writes Aaron McKenna.

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Apr 10th 2012, 8:07 PM 5,292 Views 1 Comment

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

Quinn will back move to stop discrimination against gay teachers
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Quinn will back move to stop discrimination against gay teachers

Apr 10th 2012, 7:04 PM 3,802 Views 63 Comments

The education minister is “determined” to amend laws allowing schools to discriminate on the basis of their religious ethos.

Teachers warn of strike ballots if allowances are cut
# Croke Park Deal
# Croke Park Deal

Teachers warn of strike ballots if allowances are cut

Apr 10th 2012, 5:55 PM 3,552 Views 37 Comments

Both the TUI and ASTI say they will consider any cuts to teachers’ allowances as a breach of the Croke Park Agreement.

Three teacher conferences to take place this week
# Teachers
# Teachers

Three teacher conferences to take place this week

Apr 10th 2012, 8:11 AM 1,422 Views 13 Comments

The INTO will debate a motion demanding that the guarantees under the Croke Park Agreement that there will be no further pay cuts or compulsory redundancies will continue to apply – or they will ballot for industrial action.

Teachers' union rejects Friends of the Elderly's Transition Year claims
# TY
# TY

Teachers' union rejects Friends of the Elderly's Transition Year claims

Mar 19th 2012, 2:48 PM 5,186 Views 31 Comments

Earlier today, the Friends of the Elderly said they wanted the “self-indulgent” year scrapped.

Teacher healthcare service cost Dept of Education €1m last year
# Teachers
# Teachers

Teacher healthcare service cost Dept of Education €1m last year

Mar 13th 2012, 4:01 PM 5,836 Views 20 Comments

The department said that the system has led to a 15 per cent reduction in teacher absenteeism over four years.

Teachers angry as allowances suspended
# Education
# Education

Teachers angry as allowances suspended

Feb 1st 2012, 8:21 AM 7,536 Views 106 Comments

The Teachers Union of Ireland has claimed the suspension will lead to a further loss of income for new teachers of up to 15 per cent.

Junior Cert to be significantly changed under new scheme
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Junior Cert to be significantly changed under new scheme

Nov 3rd 2011, 12:05 PM 2,648 Views 11 Comments

Minister of Education gives his approval to NCCA’s proposals to change the focus of the Junior Cert from rote learning and state exams.

Teachers attack 'larcenous' and 'unjust' plans for public pension reform
# Public Pensions
# Public Pensions

Teachers attack 'larcenous' and 'unjust' plans for public pension reform

Sep 30th 2011, 8:52 AM 940 Views 57 Comments

Unions claim a new reform of pensions mean that new teachers will pay more into their pension funds than they’ll get back out.

"Unqualified" maths teachers to receive training
# Schools
# Schools

"Unqualified" maths teachers to receive training

Sep 12th 2011, 12:29 PM 1,458 Views 10 Comments

A new survey has shown that out of 2,045 maths teachers in Irish secondary schools, 49 were not qualified to teach the subject and 596 have just some studies done in the subject.

Ruairi Quinn: Michael Noonan has a tougher job than Michael Collins...
# Education
# Education

Ruairi Quinn: Michael Noonan has a tougher job than Michael Collins...

Apr 26th 2011, 6:34 PM 1,444 Views 0 Comments

The Education Minister warns secondary school teachers that budgets are tight as the State’s first Finance Minister Collins had “more room for manouevre” than his most recent successor.

Teachers' groups broadly welcome FF and Labour education plans
# Education
# Education

Teachers' groups broadly welcome FF and Labour education plans

Feb 17th 2011, 2:38 PM 1,505 Views 0 Comments

But both the ASTI and the INTO say many of the proposals have been previously mooted and ask: Why haven’t they been implemented already?