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Outgoing Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Teachers are frustrated, demoralised and angry. Many feel their profession has been under assault for too long and are determined to go to war on a n(...)

The reformed junior cycle still includes a major State exam at the end of third year, it will be accompanied by classroom-based assessments. File photograph: Peter Thursfield

The biggest second-level teachers’ union has hardened its opposition to reform of the junior cycle by directing members not to co-operate in any form(...)

In a recent ballot members ofthe TUI voted by 85 per cent to 15 per cent in favour of industrial action up to and including strike action over the concerns at the merger proposals. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Members of the Teachers’ Unions of Ireland (TUI) working in institutes of technology around the country are to commence industrial action next week ov(...)

Delegates at the ASTI conference in Cork  voted on Wednesday morning to stop working an additional 33 non-teaching hours per year. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney

Secondary school teachers have unanimously supported a motion to cease working additional hours agreed under the Croke Park pay deal, raising the pro(...)

Teacher Siobhán Peters: She estimates she is paid about €6,000 less than her colleagues and   many newly qualified teachers are even worse off.  Photograph: Carl O’Brien

Siobhán Peters works alongside teachers who do the same job, the same hours and have the same qualifications. But, because she graduated after 2011, (...)

The Teachers’s Union of Ireland (TUI) president Gerry Quinn. The union has warned of industrial action in the event of unilateral moves by the Government to merge institutes of technologies. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

The Teachers’s Union of Ireland (TUI) has warned of industrial action in the event of unilateral moves by the Government to merge institutes of techno(...)

Both second-level unions also will consider motions this week calling for ballots for industrial action to secure equal pay for teachers recruited after 2011. Photograph: The Irish Times

You could be forgiven for assuming there is not much at stake in this year’s series of annual teacher conferences. After all, there’s no minister for(...)

 Ruairí Quinn: as minister for education he tried to cut spending by adding the abolition of external assessment of Junior Certificate exams. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

As a practising teacher I work in a hugely supportive environment among colleagues who energise each other through their love of their job. I cannot i(...)

Acting Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Schools may face widespread industrial action next autumn if teachers in the two main second-level unions vote this week to stop working additional ho(...)

In many sectors falling union membership, advances in technology or competition have reduced workers’ leverage. Photograph: Getty Images

The Lansdowne Road pay deal, which was supposed to have settled public service pay policy until mid-2018, only came into effect in January. It is alre(...)

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