Teachers threaten escalation of strike action if next govt fails to address 'pay discrimination'

Teachers threaten escalation of strike action if next govt fails to address 'pay discrimination'

Many of the teachers and lecturers who took part in strikes today are not directly affected by what they deem "pay discrimination" but see the impact it is having on colleagues, and on the education sector.

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ASTI 'make no apologies' for TUI teachers' strike against 'horror' of pay inequality

ASTI 'make no apologies' for TUI teachers' strike against 'horror' of pay inequality

Secondary School union the ASTI has dismissed suggestions strike action by TUI members amounts to election blackmail.

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Up to 19,000 teachers to strike for a day in February

Up to 19,000 teachers to strike for a day in February

Secondary teachers with the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) say they will strike for a day in February.

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Union warns English Language Teaching sector facing disruption unless grievances addressed

Union warns English Language Teaching sector facing disruption unless grievances addressed

A trade union has warned that the English Language Teaching sector could well be facing into a period of serious industrial relations disruption.

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Education Minister confident despite concerns over introduction of History as mandatory subject

Education Minister confident despite concerns over introduction of History as mandatory subject

Despite concerns about the introduction of History as a mandatory subject for the Junior Cert, the Minister for Education says he is “confident” that the subject will be integrated well into the reformed curriculum.

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School principals call for more admin support to address 'burnout issue'

School principals call for more admin support to address 'burnout issue'

School principals have called for more admin support to tackle their increasing workload in what is being referred to in some cases as a “burnout issue".

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Teachers' union votes overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action over pay discrimination

Teachers' union votes overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action over pay discrimination

Secondary school teachers have voted to strike over lower pay for new entrants to the profession.

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Learning points: There are many routes to one destination

Learning points: There are many routes to one destination

richard hogan This has been a very long week for nearly every young adult and their families on this island. Tuesday revealed the results of the Leaving Certificate, and today will reveal whether or not those results have yielded a place in a desired college. So last night was protracted and restless for many families, as they worried about what this morning would bring for their son or daughter, and how to manage their disappointment should they fall short.

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Learning Points: Parental alienation not good for the nation

Learning Points: Parental alienation not good for the nation

The World Health Organisation recently recognised the existence of parental alienation as a condition. The concept of parental alienation was first coined by Dr Richard Gardner in the 1980s, and refers to the behaviour of one parent against another whereby they deliberately estrange a once loved parent from their children during an acrimonious separation.

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Teachers struggle to make ends meet, survey says

Teachers struggle to make ends meet, survey says

More than two-thirds of teachers struggle to make ends meet.

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Department criticised over not doing enough for disadvantaged schools

Department criticised over not doing enough for disadvantaged schools

"They don't get a second chance. They don't get to be in primary school for the length of time this review group is taking."

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Ongoing pay gap dispute between teachers could lead to strike action, says union

Ongoing pay gap dispute between teachers could lead to strike action, says union

The ongoing pay gap between teachers could lead to strike action, according to the Teacher's Union of Ireland.

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Principals seek review of working conditions

Principals seek review of working conditions

The joys of a deputy principal in a small primary school range from chasing mice to unblocking toilets to “cleaning up after lost heifers”, the INTO annual congress has heard.

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TUI demands end to two-tier pay: A chance to fight inequities

TUI demands end to two-tier pay: A chance to fight inequities

It is not surprising that the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has taken a strong position on the two-tier pay scale.

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Waging a campaign to deliver equal pay for equal work

Waging a campaign to deliver equal pay for equal work

The INTO continues to fight for equal pay and pension rights for all teachers and never ‘colluded’ with Government to cut new entrants’ pay, says Sheila Nunan.

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DCU launches first course for Irish Sign Language users to become primary school teachers

DCU launches first course for Irish Sign Language users to become primary school teachers

The Government has launched the first course in Ireland to enable deaf and hard of hearing people who use Irish Sign Language (ISL) to become primary school teachers.

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Survey finds 75% of principals have had nobody applying for teachers' jobs at schools in a year

Survey finds 75% of principals have had nobody applying for teachers' jobs at schools in a year

The Teachers Union of Ireland is warning of a recruitment and retention crisis in our schools.

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Vote could see over 36,000 teachers left out of pocket

Vote could see over 36,000 teachers left out of pocket

A vote for industrial action in schools could leave more than 36,000 primary teachers thousands of euro out of pocket in pursuit of equal pay for equal work.

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Scottish teachers ‘told to leave school’ after refusing to work with ‘violent’ pupils

Scottish teachers ‘told to leave school’ after refusing to work with ‘violent’ pupils

Teachers at a school in Edinburgh are having pay deducted after refusing to work with “violent” additional needs pupils.

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Donohoe’s hard line on pay demands seems unsustainable

Donohoe’s hard line on pay demands seems unsustainable

It is in keeping with the annual whinge-fest from teachers and doctors — I mean conference season — that the issue of pay makes its way to the top of the agenda, writes Daniel McConnell.

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Student who threatened to ‘kick the baby out of' pregnant teacher allowed to return next day

Student who threatened to ‘kick the baby out of' pregnant teacher allowed to return next day

A second level student in Dublin told his pregnant teacher he would ‘kick the baby out of her’ - and was allowed return to class the next day.

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Budget not there for immediate pay restoration for all teachers, says Education Minister

Budget not there for immediate pay restoration for all teachers, says Education Minister

The Education Minister says the budget is not there at the moment to allow for immediate pay restoration for all teachers.

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Teachers Union of Ireland members set deadline for restoration of pay equality

Teachers Union of Ireland members set deadline for restoration of pay equality

Members of the Teachers Union of Ireland have set a deadline for the restoration of pay equality.

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Young teachers warn unequal pay driving them out of Ireland

Young teachers warn unequal pay driving them out of Ireland

Latest: The Education Minister has refused to say if he thinks there will ever be Equal Pay for Equal Work.

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Teachers 'giving up jobs as they can’t afford rent', says union

Teachers 'giving up jobs as they can’t afford rent', says union

The country's three teaching unions are meeting today, with talks set to focus on pay and conditions.

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Teachers' union 'too busy' to invite Education Minister to annual conference

Teachers' union 'too busy' to invite Education Minister to annual conference

The Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) has stated that its executive was "too busy" to issue an invitation to Education Minister Jan O'Sullivan to attend its annual conference.

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Quinn warns frontline services will be hit if agreement rejected

Quinn warns frontline services will be hit if agreement rejected

The Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has warned that frontline services will be hit if the Croke Park 2 proposals are rejected by unions.

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Stony silence greets minister at TUI conference

The Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn was greeted with a stony silence as he addressed the Teachers Union of Ireland's annual conference in Galway.

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Quinn heckled and 'red-carded' at INTO conference

The Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn has been loudly heckled during his speech at the Irish National Teachers Organisation's annual conference in Cork.

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Education Minister Quinn in for frosty reception as teacher conferences kick off

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn is being warned to expect a frosty reception when he addresses the Irish National Teachers Organisation's annual conference in Cork this morning.

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Unions criticise education reforms

Unions criticise education reforms

Fresh calls have been made for Education Minister Ruairi Quinn to stop taking money from schools.

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Third-level scholarships launched for disadvantaged students

A new third-level scholarship is being launched to assist high-achieving students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Quinn: Changes to education will reflect modern Ireland

Quinn: Changes to education will reflect modern Ireland

Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has insisted any shake-up in the sector will reflect modern Ireland.

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ASTI 'may be balloted on Croke Park withdrawal' if allowances cut

ASTI 'may be balloted on Croke Park withdrawal' if allowances cut

The General Secretary of the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) has said that the union's members may be balloted on withdrawing from the Croke Park deal if teachers' allowances are cut.

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Quinn: Govt standing by Croke Park Agreement

Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has said the Government has no plans to change the terms of the Croke Park Agreement.

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Quinn set for cool reception at TUI conference

Education Minister Ruairi Quinn is set to receive a frosty reception from delegates at the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) conference today.

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Minister slammed in school-cuts row

Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has come under fire from teachers after warning that small schools could fall victim to further cuts.

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Quinn to publish anti-discrimination proposals 'within weeks'

Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has said he will publish proposals to remove discrimination against gay and lesbian teachers in the coming weeks.

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ASTI: We'll ballot members if allowances cut

ASTI: We'll ballot members if allowances cut

The President of the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) has said his members will be balloted on withdrawing from the Croke Park Agreement if teachers allowances are cut.

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Teachers threaten industrial action if allowances cut

Primary, secondary and third level teachers are threatening industrial action if the Government breaches pay agreements made in the Croke Park Agreement.

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Teacher conference begins in Kerry today

The annual congress of the Irish National Teacher's Organisation begins in Kerry late, with pay and resource cutbacks likely to dominate proceedings.

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No change in moratorium, Minister tells teachers' conference

Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has today confirmed that the public service moratorium on filling promotional posts in schools will not be lifted.

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ASTI warns against further pay cuts

ASTI warns against further pay cuts

The biggest secondary teachers union, the ASTI, has warned against any further reduction in its members' pay.

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Employment prospects to dominate ASTI conference

Employment prospects to dominate ASTI conference

The future employment prospects of teachers will dominate the annual conference of the Association of Secondary Teachers (ASTI) today.

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Pay tops teaching unions' agenda as conferences kick off

Pay tops teaching unions' agenda as conferences kick off

Pay, pensions and job prospects will be top of the agenda at the annual conferences of the three teachers’ unions this week.

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ASTI conference to discuss bullying of teachers by pupils

The issue of bullying and student indiscipline is set to top the agenda at the annual conference of the Association of Secondary Teachers today.

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Bad behaviour in schools 'at crisis point'

Disruptive behaviour in Irish secondary schools is at crisis point, a student representative admitted today.

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ASTI conference to discuss contentious inspection reports

The controversial issue of school inspection reports is due to be discussed at the annual conference of the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ennis today.

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Minister's warning over special-needs challenge

Every school in the country must rise to the challenge of educating students with special needs or English language difficulties, it was warned today.

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Extra 1,500 teachers employed to help special needs pupils

An additional 1,500 primary school teachers have been employed over the past year to help cater for children with special needs, it was confirmed today.

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Hanafin announces plans to improve teaching of Irish

Education Minister Mary Hanafin has announced plans to improve the teaching of Irish in schools around the country.

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Indiscipline a major concern for teachers

Classroom indiscipline and unruly behaviour are set to be among the main issues up for discussion at the annual conferences of Ireland's secondary school teaching unions this week.

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INTO seeks reduction in class sizes at annual congress

More than 750 primary teachers are gathering in Killarney in Co Kerry later today for the annual congress of the Irish National Teachers Organisation.

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INTO slams govt failure to reduce primary class sizes

The Irish National Teachers Organisation has criticised the Government's failure to deliver on its promise to reduce primary school class sizes.

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Hanafin vows to make educational disadvantage a priority

Education Minister Mary Hanafin has vowed to make tackling educational disadvantage her main priority in the coming year.

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INTO welcomes govt plan to tackle educational disadvantage

The Irish National Teachers Organisation has welcomed a new government plan to tackle educational disadvantage in poorer areas.

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ASTI seeks national plan to improve classroom discipline

The Association of Secondary Teachers is demanding measures to improve discipline among secondary school pupils.

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Govt devises new plan to tackle educational disadvantage

The Government is reportedly planning a concerted move to tackle educational disadvantage in poorer areas over the next five years.

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1,200 extra teachers needed 'to deal with population growth'

The Teachers Union of Ireland has warned that 1,200 more secondary-school teachers will be needed in the coming years to deal with population growth.

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