TUI general secretary  John McGabhann: he said  members should tell politicians that neither they nor their families would support any election candidate or party until pay equality for recently-recruited teachers was secured :

Delegates attending the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) annual conference gave a standing ovation to a group of teachers appointed after 2011 who tol(...)

Pictured at the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation annual conference are Graham Fitzpatrick, Ed Platt, John Paul Phelan and Michael Weed, who are calling for equal pay for all teachers. Photograph: Moya Nolan.

All three teachers’ unions have formed a united front and backed motions calling for potential strike action unless the Government commits to abolishi(...)

Annette Dolan, Deputy General Secretary and John MacGabhann, General Secretary at the TUI conference on Tuesday. Photograph: Tommy Clancy

Members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) should tell politicians that neither they nor their families will support any candidate or party until(...)

Members of ASTI’s leadership prior to a meeting at the Department of Education in late 2016. The union’s dispute led to a significant drop in membership. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Membership of country’s biggest secondary teachers’ union has fallen to its lowest level in 15 years, according to an internal report. This drop occu(...)

Most teachers are involved in extra-curricular activities outside the school. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost half of all teachers recruited in recent years do not see themselves in the profession in ten years’ time, a survey carried out by the Teachers(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said last week that trade unions did not prioritise new entrant pay in recent talks over the public sector pay deal. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has been accused of “blaming” trade unions for not prioritising the restoration of pay for new entrant teachers (...)

“The key element of this action is that members will deliver no more than standard lecturing hours (16 or 18) from the next academic year.”

Staff in Institutes of Technology across the country are balloting for industrial action in a dispute over working hours. The Teachers’ Union of Irel(...)

The way the Leaving Cert is structured is maximising stress on students, parents’ representatives have claimed.

The way the Leaving Cert is structured is maximising stress on students and leading to crippling levels of anxiety, parents’ representatives have clai(...)

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation  said there were plenty of options to make up lost time other than cutting short holidays. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

School managers say any move to cut short Easter holidays in order to make up for lost tuition time due to adverse weather would be “unfair” on parent(...)

Richard Terry, ASTI member, said a third of members left his local branch during the union's dispute last year. Photograoh: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Richard Terry began to worry for the future of his local branch of the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI), in Fermoy, Co Cork, last yea(...)

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