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# into - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

INTO clarifies that teachers won't automatically be given medical-grade face masks for classrooms
# Re-opening
# Re-opening

INTO clarifies that teachers won't automatically be given medical-grade face masks for classrooms

Jan 5th 2022, 2:55 PM 25,276 Views 36 Comments

Teachers will have to request the masks from their school’s board of management to obtain them.

'Enormous unease' about schools reopening amid concerns about teacher substitutes, unions say
# Re-opening
# Re-opening

'Enormous unease' about schools reopening amid concerns about teacher substitutes, unions say

Updated Jan 5th 2022, 10:30 AM 59,941 Views 102 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley said that the next few weeks would be challenging.

# into - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

'Absenteeism': Union officials hit out at use of term to describe workers out for Covid reasons
# Covid Absences
# Covid Absences

'Absenteeism': Union officials hit out at use of term to describe workers out for Covid reasons

Jan 4th 2022, 3:51 PM 24,201 Views 19 Comments

“Covid-related shortages are not the result of ‘absenteeism’, which is defined as an avoidable absence from work.”

# into - Monday 22 November, 2021

Teachers' union says 'significant number' of school staff contracted Covid in recent weeks
# Covid19
# Covid19

Teachers' union says 'significant number' of school staff contracted Covid in recent weeks

Updated Nov 22nd 2021, 9:20 AM 36,896 Views 81 Comments

A survey found 605 staff across 877 schools tested positive for the virus recently.

# into - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

INTO calls for 'political leadership' on bringing in antigen tests to primary schools
# Antigen Tests
# Antigen Tests

INTO calls for 'political leadership' on bringing in antigen tests to primary schools

Nov 10th 2021, 6:56 PM 9,087 Views 9 Comments

“Time is of the essence and we simply can’t afford any additional delays,” said INTO General Secretary John Boyle

# into - Friday 1 October, 2021

Teachers want 'acknowledgement and investment' rather than pandemic bonus
# Schools
# Schools

Teachers want 'acknowledgement and investment' rather than pandemic bonus

Oct 1st 2021, 8:30 PM 22,204 Views 42 Comments

Senior government members have said a bonus payment for frontline workers is under consideration.

# into - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Department had 'productive' meeting with school stakeholders over close contacts policy
# Classrooms
# Classrooms

Department had 'productive' meeting with school stakeholders over close contacts policy

Updated Sep 23rd 2021, 7:27 PM 42,262 Views 59 Comments
  • Children who are close contacts in primary schools will not be required to restrict their movements if they are asymptomatic.
  • Teachers' union INTO said the government is removing a "safety net" from schools.
  • But Labour's education spokesperson said it was a "welcome" move that has come "weeks too late".

# into - Friday 13 August, 2021

'I can't sleep at night': Pregnant teachers fear going back to school before they're vaccinated
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'I can't sleep at night': Pregnant teachers fear going back to school before they're vaccinated

Aug 13th 2021, 6:30 AM 34,236 Views 56 Comments

Pregnant people cannot register for a Covid-19 vaccine prior to 14 weeks’ gestation.

# into - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Teaching union to tell TDs that staff are subjected to 'inappropriate' comments by parents on social media
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Teaching union to tell TDs that staff are subjected to 'inappropriate' comments by parents on social media

May 18th 2021, 6:15 AM 23,062 Views 61 Comments

The claims will be heard at the Oireachtas Education Committee this afternoon.

# into - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Teacher unions to table joint motion over vaccine priority schedule
# Teachers
# Teachers

Teacher unions to table joint motion over vaccine priority schedule

Updated Apr 7th 2021, 8:55 AM 28,956 Views 138 Comments

The conferences of the country’s three teacher trade unions are continuing today.

# into - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

'It's not a value judgement on any profession' - Education Minister defends change to vaccine prioritisation
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

'It's not a value judgement on any profession' - Education Minister defends change to vaccine prioritisation

Updated Apr 6th 2021, 3:00 PM 77,291 Views 189 Comments
  • The conferences of the country's three teacher trade unions started online today
  • Unions are unhappy about the revised vaccination rollout based on age and not profession
  • Education Minister Norma Foley has addressed delegates at the INTO Congress

# into - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Government drops plans to re-open schools for special education this Thursday
# Schools
# Schools

Government drops plans to re-open schools for special education this Thursday

Updated Jan 19th 2021, 10:26 PM 51,940 Views 225 Comments

Fórsa said its workers were genuinely fearful that a return to school was unsafe for students and staff.

# into - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

INTO calls on government to delay reopening of schools until 11 January at earliest
# Schools
# Schools

INTO calls on government to delay reopening of schools until 11 January at earliest

Dec 30th 2020, 7:36 AM 29,838 Views 77 Comments

Cabinet is meeting today to discuss the “rapid” and “exponential” growth in Covid-19 infections.

# into - Monday 19 October, 2020

INTO says there's anxiety among teachers nationwide amid fears health precautions are 'inadequate'
# Up The Levels
# Up The Levels

INTO says there's anxiety among teachers nationwide amid fears health precautions are 'inadequate'

Oct 19th 2020, 1:27 PM 24,887 Views 68 Comments

The union wants a number of actions taken immediately to help safeguard schools.

# into - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Large schools will have to stagger their opening times in September, warns union
# INTO
# INTO

Large schools will have to stagger their opening times in September, warns union

Jul 2nd 2020, 5:41 PM 51,233 Views 59 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley says that public health advice will underpin the reopening of and operation of schools.

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI
# New Guidelines
# New Guidelines

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI

Updated Jul 2nd 2020, 8:27 AM 49,962 Views 119 Comments

Teachers’ unions will appear before the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

# into - Thursday 14 February, 2019

European Court rules that two-tier teacher pay scale isn't age discrimination
# INTO
# INTO

European Court rules that two-tier teacher pay scale isn't age discrimination

Feb 14th 2019, 2:02 PM 18,357 Views 107 Comments

Teacher’s union the INTO said that it the ruling was “a bitter disappointment”.

# into - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Primary schools braced for strike action as INTO to ballot on next move
# Equal Pay For Equal Work
# Equal Pay For Equal Work

Primary schools braced for strike action as INTO to ballot on next move

Oct 31st 2018, 11:08 AM 16,639 Views 94 Comments

The union will meet next Wednesday to agree on a ballot for industrial action, up to and including a strike.

# into - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

INTO rejects government's pay proposals for teachers recruited since 2011
# Teachers Pay
# Teachers Pay

INTO rejects government's pay proposals for teachers recruited since 2011

Oct 30th 2018, 9:59 PM 15,516 Views 64 Comments

Members of the union will now be balloted on industrial action.

# into - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Richard Bruton heckled at conference as teachers threaten to strike over pay issues
# New Teachers
# New Teachers

Richard Bruton heckled at conference as teachers threaten to strike over pay issues

Apr 3rd 2018, 10:52 PM 16,586 Views 116 Comments

Unions have voted in favour of industrial action if pay inequality is not addressed.

# into - Thursday 13 July, 2017

'The start of Paschal's troubles': Primary teachers reject public sector pay deal
# Pay Inequality
# Pay Inequality

'The start of Paschal's troubles': Primary teachers reject public sector pay deal

Jul 13th 2017, 3:59 PM 12,539 Views 22 Comments

The INTO said that the pay deal did not address the issue of pay inequality for newcomers to the profession.

# into - Friday 5 May, 2017

This 'must-have' toy has been banned in some UK schools and is selling out here
# Fidget Spinners
# Fidget Spinners

This 'must-have' toy has been banned in some UK schools and is selling out here

May 5th 2017, 6:15 AM 46,894 Views 32 Comments

Irish schools may follow suit if fidget spinners result in bullying.

# into - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Newly qualified teachers unable to get dipped over new scheme
# Up In The Air
# Up In The Air

Newly qualified teachers unable to get dipped over new scheme

Apr 30th 2017, 8:15 AM 33,943 Views 54 Comments

The INTO spokesperson added that the professional probation should be done away with.

# into - Monday 28 November, 2016

Government must stop discrimination in funding for new schools, say teachers
# Education
# Education

Government must stop discrimination in funding for new schools, say teachers

Nov 28th 2016, 10:16 AM 8,592 Views 13 Comments

Richard Bruton has said new funding measures will help the “smooth establishment” of new schools.

# into - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Primary school teachers haven't had promotions for eight years
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Primary school teachers haven't had promotions for eight years

Mar 8th 2016, 8:49 PM 36,415 Views 115 Comments

Members of the INTO have voted in favour of industrial action.

# into - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Teacher spat at, punched and had fire extinguisher thrown at her in classroom
# INTO
# INTO

Teacher spat at, punched and had fire extinguisher thrown at her in classroom

Apr 9th 2015, 11:11 AM 21,689 Views 105 Comments

Whyte said it’s not fair that teachers have to use up their sick leave when they need time off after being attacked.

# into - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Schools will have to cap the number of past pupils' children they admit
# Admissions
# Admissions

Schools will have to cap the number of past pupils' children they admit

Apr 7th 2015, 8:51 AM 7,877 Views 34 Comments

Minister Jan O’Sullivan is due to announce new legislation later today.

# into - Monday 6 April, 2015

Young teachers are facing an 'increasingly bleak reality'
# School Of Hard Knocks
# School Of Hard Knocks

Young teachers are facing an 'increasingly bleak reality'

Apr 6th 2015, 11:05 AM 33,645 Views 120 Comments

Unions say half of all teachers under 30 are now on part-time work arrangements.

# into - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

"Historic day" as LGBT teachers' group meet President
# Visibility
# Visibility

"Historic day" as LGBT teachers' group meet President

Oct 14th 2014, 9:42 AM 7,254 Views 81 Comments

The group is part of the INTO union.

# into - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Opinion: 'In the 1950s, I fought the marriage ban and continued teaching with no pay'
# Women's Rights
# Women's Rights

Opinion: 'In the 1950s, I fought the marriage ban and continued teaching with no pay'

Sep 9th 2014, 8:00 AM 3,388 Views 46 Comments

97-year-old Maureen Cronin became a test case for the INTO Teachers’ Union.

# into - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Was your child's school uniform made by children? Ask your retailer, parents advised...
# Child Labour
# Child Labour

Was your child's school uniform made by children? Ask your retailer, parents advised...

Jun 14th 2014, 10:15 AM 8,243 Views 25 Comments

Teachers’ union the INTO says shoppers picking up uniforms for their children should ask retailers whether child labour was used in the clothes’ manufacture.

# into - Friday 13 June, 2014

Teachers taking up JobBridge scheme in the bad books with the union
# TUT TUT
# TUT TUT

Teachers taking up JobBridge scheme in the bad books with the union

Jun 13th 2014, 1:09 PM 18,111 Views 60 Comments

The INTO has directed its members not to participate in the scheme.

# into - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Damien Kiberd: Teachers do, literally, run the country
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Teachers do, literally, run the country

Apr 27th 2014, 8:30 AM 290 Views 120 Comments

But it hasn’t helped them as those old-school types have made it next to impossible for young qualified types to get a permanent job.

# into - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

'Unfounded parental complaints' mean more work for teachers
# INTO
# INTO

'Unfounded parental complaints' mean more work for teachers

Apr 23rd 2014, 3:47 PM 21,045 Views 204 Comments

Primary school teachers say they are taking more notes to do with relationships, behaviour and possible bullying.

10 Things Every Teacher Knows To Be True
# Sir Sir Sir
From The Daily Edge
# Sir Sir Sir

10 Things Every Teacher Knows To Be True

Apr 23rd 2014, 1:17 PM 35,987 Views 35 Comments

Those who can, teach.

Ruairí Quinn: Being booed and heckled by teachers 'certainly wasn't enjoyable'
# Under Fire
# Under Fire

Ruairí Quinn: Being booed and heckled by teachers 'certainly wasn't enjoyable'

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:40 AM 14,680 Views 126 Comments

Meanwhile, the Department of Education has denied that the Minister was trying to suggest a higher level maths requirement would get more men into the teaching profession.

# into - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Education Minister faces sustained heckling and booing as he speaks to secondary teachers
# Rumble For Ruairi
# Rumble For Ruairi

Education Minister faces sustained heckling and booing as he speaks to secondary teachers

Apr 22nd 2014, 11:01 PM 22,474 Views 169 Comments

The minister had earlier today faced the ire of primary teachers.

'Bordering on sexist': Quinn criticised for 'highly feminised audience' comments at teachers' conference
# Education
# Education

'Bordering on sexist': Quinn criticised for 'highly feminised audience' comments at teachers' conference

Apr 22nd 2014, 4:30 PM 26,336 Views 158 Comments

Remarks made by the Education Minister at the INTO conference earlier today have been sharply criticised.

Ireland's primary school principals are at breaking point, says INTO
# Workload
# Workload

Ireland's primary school principals are at breaking point, says INTO

Apr 22nd 2014, 3:15 PM 12,615 Views 55 Comments

General Secretary Sheila Nunan said the workload of principals needs to be reviewed.

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