Bingo, calendars to count smiles and kindness tunnels are being promoted as "wellbeing" in Irish secondary schools as opposed to focusing on improving management practices.
The ongoing pay gap between teachers could lead to strike action, according to the Teacher's Union of Ireland.
The leaders of a secondary teachers’ union were urged to engage in efforts to resolve a dispute with their office staff, who are being asked to consider striking to get their employers to the table.
Education Correspondent Niall Murray reports from the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland annual congress and also meets a teacher hit by the mortgage deposit trap.
Sports and other activities may suffer at some second-level schools that have managed to remain open amid industrial action by teachers.
Secondary teachers are to seek a full restoration of pay, as guaranteed in the Haddington Road Agreement.
The dispute with Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan over Junior Cert reform will continue into 2016, if she implements her proposals without teacher agreement, the leader of the secondary teachers’ union warned.
Extra hours, preparing classes, and student corrections are among the heaviest duties for second-level teachers, who have almost all seen their workload increase significantly in five years, a survey suggests.
IF YOU were looking for a slice of contemporary Irish political culture, it was all there last week. Starring role went to Ruairi Quinn, a career politician who is on the last lap. The Greek chorus was supplied by a couple of teachers’ conferences.
Elected officers of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland are to investigate their general secretary’s claim that he was bullied and had a death threat made against him on a website used by some of the union’s members.
The plight of recently qualified teachers on a different range of reduced pay scales to those of longer-serving colleagues was highlighted by delegates at the ASTI convention.
The teachers of the country got some bad press over their rowdy behaviour — and their red cards — to Ruairi Quinn this week.
A major teachers' union has warned the Government that it will consider taking industrial action if there is any attempt to unilaterally impose Croke Park II pay cuts.
Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has said he is not trying to "micro-manage" schools despite plans for new rules on school admissions.
Education Minister Ruairi Quinn today faces the wrath of teachers over pay cuts in a Croke Park II deal that looks increasingly likely to be rejected by their unions.
The ASTI said there was an understandable but “great misunderstanding” about teachers’ pay amongst the general public, and warned that “teacher bashing has become a popular sport”.
Cuts to guidance counsellors was top of the agenda at the ASTI conference today.
PAY, pensions, and other conditions are common themes in the motions for debate by all three teacher unions this week.
THE concept of mutually assured destruction (MAD) ensured the world was safe from nuclear war during the Cold War as each side knew that pushing the red button would trigger the same response from their opponents.
TEACHERS will be left in no doubt by Education Minister Ruairi Quinn over the next three days that there is no extra funding to reverse cutbacks in schools.
SECOND-level students are at risk of lower quality education because teachers face waiting up to a decade to get permanent jobs after qualifying, a union has claimed.
THE theme of Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh’s thought-provoking address recently to the ASTI conference was integrity and trust. Both of these have been destroyed by the neoliberal economic policies of the Government, big business and bankers.
SCHOOLS need directly to address and offer guidance to gay and lesbian students to avoid them becoming suicide risks, the ASTI conference was told yesterday.
The Minister for Education is expected to receive another frosty reception when she visits her second teacher conference in as many days.
THE crucial views of teacher union members on the public service pay deal will emerge today after a week in which their leaders have voiced clear differences.
ONE-third of second-level schools may have to cut the teaching of science subjects because of education cutbacks, a survey has found.
The Minister for Education is expected to face another angry reception when he attends the annual conference of the Teachers Union of Ireland today.
STUDENTS in up to half the country’s second-level schools may have no option to take transition year or alternative Leaving Certificate programmes because of Government cutbacks, a survey has found.
A conference in Dublin has heard that investment in education will help secure Ireland's economic future.
SECONDARY school teachers are demanding a maximum class size of 20 students for all subjects.
SECONDARY teachers are to seek extra staff to allow schools keep all class-sizes to a maximum of 20 students when they gather for their annual conference today.
TEACHERS’ representatives yesterday called for the cabinet to set up a special committee to ring-fence funds for special needs as well as immigrant pupils.
LEAVING Certificate students will have to carry out a project in all subjects before their written exams as part of an extensive reform of the system being finalised.
The issue of bullying and student indiscipline is set to top the agenda at the annual conference of the Association of Secondary Teachers today.
ONE of the country’s largest public service unions has called for the renegotiation of the national pay agreement to make up for losses to rising inflation.
MEASURES to deal with misbehaviour, and more staff to help pupils with special needs, are among demands to be aired by second-level teachers at the annual union conferences next month.
THIS much was for sure. The applause was spontaneous when INTO president Austin Corcoran referred to last September’s replacement of Education Minister Noel Dempsey by Mary Hanafin.
Education Minister Noel Dempsey has agreed to attend the annual conference of the Association of Secondary Teachers next week.
ON the RTÉ radio news at 9pm on Tuesday night it was reported that Education Minister Noel Dempsey, when addressing the ASTI convention in Limerick, stated that “there was no scope for further pay rises outside the current national agreement”.
Today is the final day of balloting in the ASTI dispute over pay.
The president of the National Parents Council has left the ASTI convention in Galway following alleged intimidation.
The ASTI annual convention is to debate the crucial issue of pay in Galway today.
One third of the ASTI delegates attending the union's annual convention in Galway have walked out of a speech by Education Minister Michael Woods.
The crucial issue of pay is under discussion at the ASTI's annual convention in Galway.
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