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#Irish National Teachers Organisation

# irish-national-teachers-organisation - Monday 2 April, 2018

Unions will 'shut down schools' if equal pay for young teachers is not restored

The president of the INTO said members’ patience is now running thin.

# irish-national-teachers-organisation - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

'Bordering on sexist': Quinn criticised for 'highly feminised audience' comments at teachers' conference

Remarks made by the Education Minister at the INTO conference earlier today have been sharply criticised.

# irish-national-teachers-organisation - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Secondary teachers' unions reject new 'Haddington Road' pay deal

The ASTI and TUI say the ‘Haddington Road’ proposals aren’t sufficiently different from Croke Park 2 to change their minds.

Here's what's contained in the new 'Haddington Road' public pay deal

‘Croke Park’ is dead, long live ‘Haddington Road’.

# irish-national-teachers-organisation - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

INTO says teachers should vote Yes to revised pay deal

The primary teachers’ union says the new proposals are an improvement on the rejected Croke Park 2 deal.

# irish-national-teachers-organisation - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Doctors and teachers reveal details of revised Croke Park 2 plans

The IMO and INTO have both published details of the sector-specific deals tabled at the Labour Relations Commission.

# irish-national-teachers-organisation - Friday 19 April, 2013

Three teachers unions to ballot for industrial action including possible strikes

The executives of the ASTI, the TUI and the INTO have decided to begin balloting members next month.

# irish-national-teachers-organisation - Saturday 2 March, 2013

How do workers decide whether Croke Park II is approved?

The working conditions of 292,000 public workers could changed by the new proposals. So what happens now?

# irish-national-teachers-organisation - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Impact to meet today as more unions oppose Croke Park II

There is growing opposition to the proposed deal on cuts and reforms to public sector pay and conditions but the support of Impact and Siptu will be crucial for the government.

# irish-national-teachers-organisation - Monday 31 December, 2012

International study shows parental need to help child literacy

The presence of study aids and an encouraged love of reading are helping improve literacy among Ireland’s schoolchildren.

# irish-national-teachers-organisation - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Quinn will back move to stop discrimination against gay teachers

The education minister is “determined” to amend laws allowing schools to discriminate on the basis of their religious ethos.

# irish-national-teachers-organisation - Monday 9 April, 2012

Teachers call for reduced Church control of schools

Primary school teachers will also vote on a motion to maintain their pay levels as set out under the Croke Park deal.

# irish-national-teachers-organisation - Sunday 19 February, 2012

Fianna Fáil proposes bill to protect rights of gay teachers

The bill is an amendment to the Employment Equality Act and is being driven by Senator Averil Power.

# irish-national-teachers-organisation - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Hundreds gather at Dáil for protest against small school cuts

Demonstrators believe planned staffing cuts will lead to large class size increases – and fear some schools could close down altogether.

# irish-national-teachers-organisation - Monday 30 January, 2012

School cuts will lead to 'huge increases' in class sizes, teachers say

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation has strongly criticised staffing cuts set out by Minister Ruairí Quinn.

# irish-national-teachers-organisation - Monday 12 December, 2011

Budget 2012 will 'devastate' disadvantaged schools - INTO

The teachers’ union has said that disadvantaged schools will lose hundreds of teaching posts – which will instead be reallocated to schools in better off areas.

# irish-national-teachers-organisation - Monday 26 September, 2011

85 per cent of primary pupils 'in classes larger than EU average'

The INTO says the figures are “shocking”, and should serve as a “wake-up call” to the government ahead of the next Budget.

# irish-national-teachers-organisation - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

INTO votes not to work alongside unqualified teachers

Teachers’ unions have condemned the employment of 400 unqualified personnel in the country’s primary schools, while newly qualified teachers cannot find work.

# irish-national-teachers-organisation - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

Hundreds of teachers face chop under Department orders

The Department of Education tells principals that temporary jobs – many of which are already filled – will be reassigned.

# irish-national-teachers-organisation - Friday 23 July, 2010

UP TO 23 primary schools had to advertise three times in order to fill a school principal position, according to the Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN).

The IPPN said that a lack of applications is responsible for the difficulty of filing vacant posts, reports RTÉ.

The IPPN, which says that July is usually the busiest time of year for job seekers, received notable results from its recruitment website: EducationPosts.ie showed that more and more teachers are shunning principal positions.

Since the beginning of the year, 161 principal posts have been advertised. However, 54% of schools have had to re-advertise the posts within the past two months.

The IPPN blames the  heavy workload of principals on the lack of applicants; many principals are expected to teach classes while running the school at  the same time.

New proposals for student teachers launched by Minister for Education and Skills Mary Coughlan will not help the situation, according to the Irish National Teachers Organisation.

While the measures have been presented as a support network for teachers, critics say that in reality the proposals offer just the opposite. They say that the motivation behind the proposals is implementing cuts, not providing guidance to teachers.