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# Teachers' Union of Ireland

Last month
August 2023
TUI calls for two-year master's in education to be halved to tackle staffing crisis
The union said this would increase the supply of secondary teachers and make the profession more financially accessible.
This year
'Historic change' allows students to earn university degree outside the points system
From September, students will be able to enrol in courses in a Further Education institution before progressing to a Higher Education institution to complete their degree.
Last year
Schools in 'outdated buildings' fear a winter of energy rationing and cold classes
A report by
Diarmuid Pepper
‘It’s very difficult to ask parents for help, because no more than ourselves, every household is really suffering.’
The Department of Education has allocated one-off additional funding of €90 million.
But unions say more funding is needed.
One school principal described outdated school buildings as the 'broader issue'.
All time
Teachers' union calls for schools to be kept under 'forensic review' as all students return
A million students and staff are back in school today.
Teachers Union of Ireland will be 'strongly' advising its members to reject new public pay deal
Public Expenditure Minister Michael McGrath published the details of the public pay deal today.
TUI says 'traditional' Junior and Leaving Cert exams must return next year
The teachers’ union has said that certainty must be given to students now, seven months from when the written State exams are held.
Teachers call for clarity on position of schools ahead of new restrictions
Briefing ministers yesterday, the Health team said that “children were safer in schools”.
Return to school: Two-thirds of principals say they have teachers with underlying health issues
Second-level schools should delay reopening if they can’t implement social distancing, according to the TUI.
Teachers' Union calls for 'sanction' of parents who lobby teachers over child's Leaving Cert grade
TUI general secretary John McGabhann said this could take the form of a “public record” of any lobbying that took place.
'The hypocrisy of it really bothers me': Secondary school teachers on why they're striking today
Over 90% of the Teachers Union of Ireland’s 19,000 members voted in favour of taking industrial action today.
'There are always consequences': Minister responds to claim teachers may seek pay rise following recommendation on nurses
The ongoing nurses’ strike was suspended on Monday following a Labour Court recommendation on pay and conditions.
TUI heads say they will recommend membership reject the new public sector pay deal
The TUI said the deal wasn’t good enough.
Should businesses help to fund higher education? The TUI thinks so
The union said a 1% levy on profits could be used to remove the €3,000 student registration fee.
'We come back to work every year to find fewer and fewer lecturers'
Classes are off for most students at the country’s 14 technology institutes as lecturers go on strike.
Teachers to be balloted for industrial action over pay, working conditions
The TUI said fresh pay restoration legislation ignores its members’ rejection of the Lansdowne Road Agreement.
This man wants to stop the 'silly charade' and run for the Seanad
Gerard Craughwell believes the forthcoming Seanad by-election is “a sham”
TUI: Wide variations in availability of Post Leaving Certificate courses needs to be addressed
The TUI found that while Cavan has one place for every 58 people, Offaly has one for every 1096.
TUI to ballot on Junior Cert cycle disruption if concerns are not addressed
The union will meet with a Department of Education Working Group next month to discuss the new junior cycle.
ASTI recommends ballot of members on new proposals
The new proposals on the Haddington Road Agreement are the result of talks between union representatives and the department.
Secondary teachers' unions reject new 'Haddington Road' pay deal
The ASTI and TUI say the ‘Haddington Road’ proposals aren’t sufficiently different from Croke Park 2 to change their minds.
Three teachers unions to ballot for industrial action including possible strikes
The executives of the ASTI, the TUI and the INTO have decided to begin balloting members next month.
Poll: Would you support a teachers' strike if Croke Park 2 comes in without consent?
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland is balloting over a strike if its members, who have rejected the deal, are bound by it anyway.
Teachers' union votes to reject further talks on Croke Park 2
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland also proposed the withdrawal of goodwill tasks like supervision duties.
How do workers decide whether Croke Park II is approved?
The working conditions of 292,000 public workers could changed by the new proposals. So what happens now?
Impact to meet today as more unions oppose Croke Park II
There is growing opposition to the proposed deal on cuts and reforms to public sector pay and conditions but the support of Impact and Siptu will be crucial for the government.
Teachers and opposition parties attack Quinn's Junior Cert reforms
Teachers’ unions say they weren’t consulted about the changes, while opposition parties are sceptical of their need.
New teachers' salaries down 30 per cent since 2010
Unions hope the government will lift the suspension on new teachers’ allowances in a cabinet meeting next week.
Union says science education damaged by cutbacks
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland said our pool of highly skilled graduates is at risk of diminishing if the government fails to invest more in education.
'Robust' public discourse on Ireland's education system necessary
The TUI has said that lecturers are finding themselves stretched; and that its members need to be involved in any process of structural change.
Rising student numbers means 3,000 extra teachers needed - union
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland has said the government “must not skimp” from the requirement to hire more teachers.
Quinn orders probe of €100m taxpayer funding for private schools
The extent of State payments to fee-charging schools will be reviewed, the Department of Education has confirmed.
Talk of job cuts is 'soul-destroying' for teachers - union
There have been reports that the government is prepared to cut as many as 2,000 teaching posts in the forthcoming budget.
Teachers say Junior Cert reform plans 'would do more damage than good'
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland warns that plans to reform the exams, including limiting the subjects to 8, could damage education.
Government will review grants for fee-paying schools
Ruairí Quinn made the comments as figures emerged showing that substantial amounts of grant capital funding had been given to some of the country’s wealthiest, fee-paying schools.
Quinn: Moratorium on promotional posts in schools will not be lifted
The moratorium on filling promotional posts in schools will not be lifted, the Minister fro Education has insisted.
Teachers union call for State to stop funding private schools
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland backs a call to end €100m in “privilege funding” for private secondary schools.
Sharp rise in people applying to PLC courses
More places on further education courses are needed to keep young people from signing on, warns the Teachers’ Union of Ireland.