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Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
Tributes paid to ASTI president Miriam Duggan who has died following a short illness
The Union said Duggan “worked tirelessly” as a voice for teachers in Ireland.
Last year
INTO says 'scourge of supersized classes' should end, as teachers' unions to ask for pay increases
The two main teachers’ unions will be holding in-person conferences for the first time in two years today.
# re-opening
INTO clarifies that teachers won't automatically be given medical-grade face masks for classrooms
Teachers will have to request the masks from their school’s board of management to obtain them.
All time
# Education
ASTI and TUI directed teachers not to co-operate with government plans before Leaving Cert u-turn
Leaving Certs were set to return to school for three days per week.
# Schools
INTO calls on government to delay reopening of schools until 11 January at earliest
Cabinet is meeting today to discuss the “rapid” and “exponential” growth in Covid-19 infections.
# Indemnity
ASTI changes tack and is now advising its members to comply with the Leaving Cert calculated grades system
Education Minister Joe McHugh has welcomed the development.
# Pay dispute
Teachers' Union of Ireland 'left with no choice' but to strike next month over 'pay discrimination'
The dispute centres around the big pay differences in the early years of employment between those hired before and after 2011.
# pay discrimination
Teachers to be balloted for strike action next month
The TUI says that big pay differences still occur between teachers hired before and after 2011.
# agreement
TUI votes to accept government proposals over pay and work hours
The TUI will effectively be signing up to the terms of The Landsdowne Road Agreement.
Opinion: 'In the 1950s, I fought the marriage ban and continued teaching with no pay'
97-year-old Maureen Cronin became a test case for the INTO Teachers’ Union.