The backdrop to potential industrial conflict in schools is that the ASTI and the TUI rejected the new Lansdowne Road agreement on public service pay

The next few weeks will be critical if potentially serious industrial action by teachers and the closure of schools next autumn is to be avoided. Tal(...)

General secretary of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland John MacGabhann said: “We will talk [to the department] but will also carry a big stick.” Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

New entrant teachers will lose about €300,000 over their careers as a result of lower pay levels put in place by the Government for those who entered (...)

Claire Manning outside Educate Together National School, Portlaoise. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

In any given year, annual teacher conventions are no strangers to hyperbole. But this year, for young teachers especially, there is no mistaking the (...)

John MacGabhann (right) general secretary of the TUI at a demonstration in Blackrock, Dublin, in 2014. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times/Files

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has warned there will be further industrial action in institutes of technology if there is no response by Governm(...)

Institutes of Technology may face disruption in  coming months after the TUI announced plans to ballot members on a possible campaign of industrial action. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish  Times

Institutes of Technology may face disruption over the coming months after a teachers’ union announced plans to ballot members over a campaign of indus(...)

Jan O’Sullivan, Minister for Education and Skills, addresses delegates at the Clayton Hotel in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Ministers are used to being booed and heckled at teacher conferences but not Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan. A warm reception from the INTO i(...)

TUI general secretary John MacGabhann: said there were aspects of the proposal the ASTI would have difficulties with even though it would support the thrust of the motion

The Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) has deferred a decision on whether to escalate the junior cycle dispute to include a withdrawal of teacher partici(...)

Department of Education secretary general Seán Ó Foghlú and Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan during TUI president Gerry Quinn’s speech. Photograph: Tommy Clancy

Education Correspondentin Wexford Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan says she hopes teachers “will come in numbers” to training sessions next week(...)

Teachers’ Union of Ireland general secretary John MacGabhann: “We repudiate the morally dubious proposition that to motivate the rich you must further enrich them but that to motivate the poor you must further impoverish them.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Teachers and lecturers may take strike action unless they are paid equally, regardless of when they began in the profession, following a decision tak(...)

About 38 per cent of the 1,100 respondents in a survey of lecturers at institutes of technology said the additional hours had a ’very high’ impact on stress levels

College lecturers have claimed the imposition of two extra hours’ lecturing time each week under the Haddington Road agreement is adding considerably (...)