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Teachers to Strike before General Election unless Demand for Talks Met

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/01/2016. Teachers to Strike before General Election unless Demand for Talks MetTags: Teachers Education And Politics

TUI Statement on Teacher Strike Action before General Election.

"Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) members in the second level and further/adult education sectors have voted by a margin of 89% to engage in a campaign of industrial action to secure resolution to crisis issues.

Of key concern are the precarious employment status and income poverty of new and recent entrants to the profession and the continuing, damaging effects of cutbacks on the service provided to students.

The Executive Committee of the union today decided that members in these sectors will take a day’s strike action before the general election (on a date yet to be decided) unless the union’s demand for meaningful talks is met.

It was announced earlier this week that TUI members in Institutes of Technology will take a day’s strike action on February 3rd over serious concerns about issues within their sector.

Speaking on Friday, TUI President Gerry Quinn said:

‘Following an overwhelming mandate for industrial action from members, TUI’s Executive Committee today decided that unless the union’s demand for talks on a number of crisis issues is met, teachers will take a day’s strike action before the general election.’"

Key Concerns

  • Income Poverty/Casualisation

  • Collapse of Student Support Systems

  • Deflection from Teaching and Learning

  • Effects on Quality of Service to Students

  • See here for full statement.


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