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# teachers - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

Foley: Unvaccinated pregnant teachers can return to classrooms or take 'pregnancy related leave'
# Schools Return
# Schools Return

Foley: Unvaccinated pregnant teachers can return to classrooms or take 'pregnancy related leave'

Updated Aug 25th 2021, 4:54 PM 50,116 Views 160 Comments
  • The Education Minister says the department is 'following expert medical advice'.
  • Pregnant women in Ireland are advised to wait until 14 weeks before receiving a Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Foley says the advice also applies to pregnant women in other professions.

# teachers - Monday 23 August, 2021

Union reissues call for unvaccinated pregnant teachers to be allowed work from home
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Union reissues call for unvaccinated pregnant teachers to be allowed work from home

Aug 23rd 2021, 3:13 PM 20,563 Views 76 Comments

The TUI said this situation is causing “severe stress and anxiety” for affected teachers.

# teachers - 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 34,106 Views 56 Comments

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

# teachers - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Leaving Cert 2022: Students will again have more exam choice due to Covid disruption
# State Exams
# State Exams

Leaving Cert 2022: Students will again have more exam choice due to Covid disruption

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 9:40 PM 25,139 Views 6 Comments

Additional choice was incorporated in Junior and Leaving Cert exams this year and will again next year.

# teachers - Monday 12 April, 2021

Teachers' union calls for schools to be kept under 'forensic review' as all students return
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Teachers' union calls for schools to be kept under 'forensic review' as all students return

Apr 12th 2021, 7:21 AM 14,703 Views 66 Comments

A million students and staff are back in school today.

# teachers - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Vaccine priority: All three teacher unions agree to ballot for industrial action if government doesn't meet demands
# Covid19
# Covid19

Vaccine priority: All three teacher unions agree to ballot for industrial action if government doesn't meet demands

Apr 7th 2021, 11:02 AM 99,539 Views 323 Comments

The three unions tabled a joint motion on the issue.

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 28,316 Views 138 Comments

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

# teachers - 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 77,265 Views 188 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

# teachers - Friday 2 April, 2021

ASTI says vaccine meeting with public health experts and minister was 'unsatisfactory'
# Teachers
# Teachers

ASTI says vaccine meeting with public health experts and minister was 'unsatisfactory'

Apr 2nd 2021, 2:14 PM 34,262 Views 122 Comments

The decision to overhaul the vaccine plan has sparked anger from teachers who expected to be vaccinated sooner.

# teachers - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Martin and Varadkar forced to defend vaccine plan changes amid criticism from their own TDs
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

Martin and Varadkar forced to defend vaccine plan changes amid criticism from their own TDs

Mar 31st 2021, 11:50 PM 30,142 Views 88 Comments

TDs have been hearing from teachers and other frontline workers unhappy with the changes.

# teachers - Friday 12 February, 2021

ASTI has 'constructive engagement' with Department over Leaving Cert impasse
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

ASTI has 'constructive engagement' with Department over Leaving Cert impasse

Updated Feb 12th 2021, 4:40 PM 46,868 Views 161 Comments
  • ASTI to attend fresh talks with Education Minister this afternoon
  • Harris says there is more time this year to find solution
  • 'Significant increase' in on-site attendance possible at third-level from September

# teachers - Sunday 24 January, 2021

Teachers to seek 'assurances' on safety of schools before any return to classrooms
# Spread
# Spread

Teachers to seek 'assurances' on safety of schools before any return to classrooms

Jan 24th 2021, 3:58 PM 53,669 Views 220 Comments

A teachers’ union wants safety measures in schools to be reviewed in the context of the new, more transmissible strains.

# teachers - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

School principal: 'Pitting school staff against parents in a game of political football has not helped'
# Opinion
# Opinion

School principal: 'Pitting school staff against parents in a game of political football has not helped'

Jan 20th 2021, 8:14 AM 28,842 Views 119 Comments

Wicklow principal Pádraig Murphy says some vulnerable children will need years of added support after this but it’s important to only open schools when safe to do so.

# teachers - Friday 8 January, 2021

Minister to meet special needs groups as families left ‘devastated’ over schools u-turn
# Teachers
# Teachers

Minister to meet special needs groups as families left ‘devastated’ over schools u-turn

Jan 8th 2021, 4:06 PM 15,490 Views 29 Comments

CEO of Down Syndrome Ireland said the u-turn on schools has left families and children with special educational needs reeling.

Unions and Education Minister agree the 'established' Leaving Cert must take place in June
# Teachers' Unions
# Teachers' Unions

Unions and Education Minister agree the 'established' Leaving Cert must take place in June

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 2:45 PM 44,321 Views 116 Comments

Meanwhile, the decision not to allow in-school learning for children with special needs has been called “devastating”.

# teachers - Thursday 7 January, 2021

ASTI and TUI directed teachers not to co-operate with government plans before Leaving Cert u-turn
# Education
# Education

ASTI and TUI directed teachers not to co-operate with government plans before Leaving Cert u-turn

Updated Jan 7th 2021, 8:00 PM 66,374 Views 221 Comments

Leaving Certs were set to return to school for three days per week.

# teachers - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Teachers Union of Ireland will be 'strongly' advising its members to reject new public pay deal
# Public Servants' Pay
# Public Servants' Pay

Teachers Union of Ireland will be 'strongly' advising its members to reject new public pay deal

Dec 15th 2020, 10:25 PM 30,096 Views 80 Comments

Public Expenditure Minister Michael McGrath published the details of the public pay deal today.

# teachers - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Teaching union said it never proposed breaking early for Christmas
# Winter Months
# Winter Months

Teaching union said it never proposed breaking early for Christmas

Updated Nov 19th 2020, 4:35 PM 39,246 Views 62 Comments

Teaching unions spoke before an Oireachtas Committee today.

# teachers - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Teachers' union asks government to start school Christmas break a few days earlier
# Wellbeing
# Wellbeing

Teachers' union asks government to start school Christmas break a few days earlier

Nov 18th 2020, 6:10 AM 56,355 Views 113 Comments

Schools are due to close on Tuesday 22 December; the TUI is suggesting that they instead close on Friday 18 December.

# teachers - Friday 30 October, 2020

ASTI members insist strike action would be 'last resort' but that government needs to listen to them
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

ASTI members insist strike action would be 'last resort' but that government needs to listen to them

Oct 30th 2020, 6:45 AM 19,785 Views 97 Comments

ASTI members have voted to take industrial action over ‘key coronavirus issues’ in Irish schools.

# teachers - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Poll: Would you support teachers striking over Covid-19 safety concerns?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you support teachers striking over Covid-19 safety concerns?

Oct 29th 2020, 7:59 AM 73,446 Views 207 Comments

ASTI members have voted to take industrial action unless government addresses Covid-19 safety concerns.

# teachers - Thursday 22 October, 2020

92% of post-primary teachers say wearing masks makes work more difficult - TUI survey
# TUI
# TUI

92% of post-primary teachers say wearing masks makes work more difficult - TUI survey

Oct 22nd 2020, 6:00 AM 19,807 Views 74 Comments

The survey, carried out amid a recent surge in Covid-19 cases, highlights concern among the profession.

# teachers - Monday 5 October, 2020

Teaching unions query whether schools should remain open if Ireland moves to Level 5
# Teachers
# Teachers

Teaching unions query whether schools should remain open if Ireland moves to Level 5

Oct 5th 2020, 10:32 AM 63,766 Views 186 Comments

Under Level 5 restrictions, schools would remain open but most other businesses would be closed

# teachers - Monday 21 September, 2020

ASTI: Teachers' strike may be considered due to Covid-19 safety concerns
# Secondary SChools
# Secondary SChools

ASTI: Teachers' strike may be considered due to Covid-19 safety concerns

Sep 21st 2020, 8:10 AM 32,321 Views 50 Comments

The union is balloting members for industrial action.

# teachers - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Teachers union to ballot for industrial action over Covid-19 safety concerns
# ASTI
# ASTI

Teachers union to ballot for industrial action over Covid-19 safety concerns

Sep 19th 2020, 7:07 PM 99,523 Views 263 Comments

It said ASTI members had “serious concerns” about the health and safety of school communities.

# teachers - Friday 18 September, 2020

Teachers warn of severe disruption to schools already as they call for fast-track access to testing
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Teachers warn of severe disruption to schools already as they call for fast-track access to testing

Sep 18th 2020, 6:15 AM 42,931 Views 22 Comments

The government has emphasised the importance of keeping schools open in its new plan for living with Covid-19.

# teachers - Sunday 30 August, 2020

'It's a huge risk': Pregnant teaching staff say they've been left in the dark over the return of schools
# Schools
# Schools

'It's a huge risk': Pregnant teaching staff say they've been left in the dark over the return of schools

Aug 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 53,058 Views 55 Comments

Many teachers complain they’ve received little guidance or assurances about how pregnant staff will be looked after.

# teachers - Sunday 23 August, 2020

40% of teachers concerned about how play-based lessons will be affected by Covid-19 restrictions
# Schools
# Schools

40% of teachers concerned about how play-based lessons will be affected by Covid-19 restrictions

Aug 23rd 2020, 6:20 PM 20,846 Views 62 Comments

That’s according to a new study published by DCU researchers.

# teachers - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Psychologists launch guidance to help teachers and pupils returning to school
# Health And Wellbeing
# Health And Wellbeing

Psychologists launch guidance to help teachers and pupils returning to school

Jul 30th 2020, 1:22 PM 16,854 Views 10 Comments

The guidance says that health and wellbeing should be prioritized for school staff.

View from a teacher: 'Nobody wants to return to remote learning'
# Opinion
# Opinion

View from a teacher: 'Nobody wants to return to remote learning'

Jul 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 30,352 Views 30 Comments

One teacher is hoping for the best but says she cannot understand why the government took so long to release the ‘return to school’ plans.

# teachers - Monday 27 July, 2020

1,000 extra secondary teachers to come from job-sharers and registered teachers not working in education
# Education
# Education

1,000 extra secondary teachers to come from job-sharers and registered teachers not working in education

Jul 27th 2020, 10:40 PM 31,774 Views 42 Comments

This is one of many measures included in the government’s roadmap to re-opening schools at the end of August.

# teachers - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

View from a teacher: No, we have not been 'sitting at home on full pay' in lockdown
# Opinion
# Opinion

View from a teacher: No, we have not been 'sitting at home on full pay' in lockdown

Jul 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 73,275 Views 143 Comments

One reader is frustrated at what she believes is the unfair portrayal of teachers throughout the lockdown period and ahead of term start in September.

# teachers - Monday 1 June, 2020

A tribute to the Class of 2020: How one group of teachers marked the end of school for sixth years
# Education
# Education

A tribute to the Class of 2020: How one group of teachers marked the end of school for sixth years

Jun 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 62,465 Views 18 Comments

As schools end an academic year in the Covid-19 pandemic, a group of secondary teachers in Tallaght had to pay tribute to their students.

# teachers - Friday 22 May, 2020

ASTI changes tack and is now advising its members to comply with the Leaving Cert calculated grades system
# Indemnity
# Indemnity

ASTI changes tack and is now advising its members to comply with the Leaving Cert calculated grades system

Updated May 22nd 2020, 5:32 PM 22,425 Views 59 Comments

Education Minister Joe McHugh has welcomed the development.

# teachers - Sunday 10 May, 2020

Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be awarded full marks for oral and practical exams?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be awarded full marks for oral and practical exams?

May 10th 2020, 10:52 AM 67,583 Views 113 Comments

The main teachers’ union the ASTI called for that measure today.

# teachers - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Teachers' Union calls for 'sanction' of parents who lobby teachers over child's Leaving Cert grade
# Closed Door Policy
# Closed Door Policy

Teachers' Union calls for 'sanction' of parents who lobby teachers over child's Leaving Cert grade

May 9th 2020, 3:30 PM 40,783 Views 112 Comments

TUI general secretary John McGabhann said this could take the form of a “public record” of any lobbying that took place.

# teachers - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Teaching during the Covid-19 crisis: Four weeks in, the novelty has given way to inertia for some students
# Homeschooling
# Homeschooling

Teaching during the Covid-19 crisis: Four weeks in, the novelty has given way to inertia for some students

Apr 8th 2020, 7:00 PM 40,278 Views 32 Comments

One secondary school teacher describes the swift and extraordinary changes that she and her students are adjusting to.

# teachers - Sunday 16 February, 2020

The Irish For: Why do so many Irish politicians start out as teachers?
# The Irish For
# The Irish For

The Irish For: Why do so many Irish politicians start out as teachers?

Feb 16th 2020, 8:30 AM 35,794 Views 127 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha asks why we elect so many múinteoirí to the Oireachtas.

# teachers - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

'The hypocrisy of it really bothers me': Secondary school teachers on why they're striking today

'The hypocrisy of it really bothers me': Secondary school teachers on why they're striking today

Feb 4th 2020, 6:00 AM 29,786 Views 202 Comments

Over 90% of the Teachers Union of Ireland’s 19,000 members voted in favour of taking industrial action today.

# teachers - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Poll: Do you support post-primary teachers going on strike next month?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support post-primary teachers going on strike next month?

Jan 18th 2020, 10:37 AM 31,158 Views 196 Comments

Members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland will strike on Tuesday 4 February.

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