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# teachers - Monday 20 January, 2014

'Rock solid' - the relationship between Taoiseach and Tánaiste, says Ruairí Quinn

In a radio interview today, the minister addressed speculation the relationship was strained while also speaking about the controversy surround the Junior Certificate reform

# teachers - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Quinn urged to enter mediation talks with teachers over junior cycle reform

Meanwhile, the president of the TUI said that he was surprised there hadn’t been wider public consultation the Junior Cycle Student Award.

Quinn prepared to have Dept officials meet with concerned teachers

Teachers have expressed their concern about the implementation of the new Junior Cycle Student Award, which will replace the Junior Cert.

# teachers - Friday 17 January, 2014

Key questions on new Junior Cycle Student Award 'unanswered'

The Minister for Education thinks that implementing the plan is going well, the teachers don’t.

# teachers - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

First it was ‘The Inter’, then it was the Junior Cert… now it’s got a new name…

Irish people will soon have a new method of figuring out each other’s ages, Education Minister Ruairí Quinn confirmed this morning…

# teachers - Friday 3 January, 2014

Bad teachers can be punished more easily under new rules

Ruairí Quinn is increasing the power of the Teaching Council to bring in new sanctions for bad and underperforming teachers.

# teachers - Thursday 19 December, 2013

ASTI accepts latest Haddington Road Agreement

ASTI General Secretary Pat King said failure by the Government to meet its commitments under the deal would be unacceptable.

Result of ASTI Haddington Road vote expected this evening

In a second vote on the Government pay deal, union leaders have urged secondary teachers to reject it.

# teachers - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Payment for supervision and substitution to stop in 2014 if ASTI reject Haddington deal

The ASTI warns this will lead to a ‘serious escalation’ of the current industrial dispute in schools.

# teachers - Monday 2 December, 2013

ASTI promises "strong action" if teachers are made redundant

Nearly 50 posts have been identified as being over the official quota and could be targeted for redundancy, but the ASTI says it will take action if members are hit.

# teachers - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Column: Music changes lives – every young person should have the chance to learn

Through music education, many of society’s most vulnerable young people dare to dream of greater things for their futures, writes Chris Maher.

# teachers - Sunday 17 November, 2013

ASTI: 'Schools are being run on a shoe-string and teachers have had enough'

The General Secretary Pat King said if teachers vote no to the Haddington deal then industrial action will continue.

# teachers - Saturday 16 November, 2013

ASTI recommends members reject Haddington Road deal

The Central Executive Committee decided today that the Haddington Road proposals should be put to a members’ vote.

# teachers - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

ASTI recommends ballot of members on new proposals

The new proposals on the Haddington Road Agreement are the result of talks between union representatives and the department.

Quinn "hopeful" for progress in ASTI dispute as areas of discussion identified

However, the Education Minister said that the “terms and conditions” of the guarantee are not under his control.

# teachers - Monday 11 November, 2013

Movement in teachers dispute as ASTI to meet department officials tomorrow

The discussions have come about as a result of informal talks that took place between the parties last week.

# teachers - Saturday 2 November, 2013

JobBridge, cigarettes and house prices: The week in numbers

Plus: Exactly how many Labour Party councillors have left the party because they disagree with its policies in government?

# teachers - Friday 1 November, 2013

Poll: Should teachers agree to take up JobBridge positions? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should teachers agree to take up JobBridge positions?

The national internship scheme has been used to take on 58 teachers, something which has been heavily criticised. What do you think?

# teachers - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

TUI says more teachers are needed if planned Junior Cert changes are to be made

The Teachers Union of Ireland said they are concerned there is not enough resources to implement the planned reforms.

# teachers - Monday 28 October, 2013

Column: Reducing school holidays would help students, parents and the economy

More time in school would help students and teachers to tackle areas of underachievement in our education system – like mathematics, science and second language proficiency, writes Colm Bergin.

# teachers - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Brazil protests over teachers' pay turn violent

Thousands took part in the demonstrations in Rio and Sao Paulo.

# teachers - Monday 7 October, 2013

Unions to mount "intensive political campaign" against emergency financial law

One union leader says he’ll be seeking a meeting with the Taoiseach to talk about repealing the FEMPI measures, which affect workers who rejected Haddington Road.

# teachers - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Teacher substitution scheme cost almost €90 million last year

The Department of Education also has spent over €110 million in costs directly associated with transition year over the past couple of years.

# teachers - Thursday 3 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge The 8 most terrifying things your teacher said in class Hands Up

The 8 most terrifying things your teacher said in class

Steel your nerves. We’re going back there.

# teachers - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

ASTI teachers start industrial action from today

The action will see teachers refuse to attend meetings outside of normal school hours.

# teachers - Monday 30 September, 2013

Column: An Open Letter to Ruairi Quinn

“Dear Minister: I’m busy and I’m tired. I love my job but your policies are making it very, very difficult for me to be good at it,” writes Evelyn O’Connor.

# teachers - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?

# teachers - Friday 27 September, 2013

ASTI hits out at principals' group over comments on industrial action

The President of the NAPD had said that the decision by ASTI members to withdraw duties outside of normal school hours, presented “an appalling vista” for principals.

# teachers - Thursday 26 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge 8 teachers you definitely had in secondary school Bad Teacher

8 teachers you definitely had in secondary school

Including the one who hates young people, their job and indeed, their life.

# teachers - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Taoiseach: "This is the Haddington Road Agreement, it will not be renegotiated"

Enda Kenny asked secondary teachers to consider the implications of industrial action which is due to start next week.

ASTI: 'If they impose further changes we will be forced to react'

The ASTI General Secretary Pat King said they won’t be accepting any further cuts.

Poll: Do you agree with the ASTI's plan for industrial action? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the ASTI's plan for industrial action?

Teachers are to undertake industrial action next Wednesday and have appealed for the public’s support. Do they have yours?

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# teachers - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

TUI members will not cover the work of ASTI teachers during industrial action

The TUI has also said that no element of the Haddington Road Agreement is to be implemented in schools yet.

ASTI boss: Teachers' action is "not about pay"

Pat King has said the planned action will affect students only “marginally”. Teachers will withdraw from out-of-hours duties including parent and staff meetings from tomorrow week.

'It's not changeable': Tánaiste and Howlin say no renegotiation of Haddington Road

The two Labour ministers’ comments come in the wake of ASTI members rejecting the public sector pay deal.

# teachers - Monday 23 September, 2013

IFUT members vote to accept Haddington Road Agreement

The majority of members in the Irish Federation of University Teachers approved the revised public sector pay agreement.

ASTI to discuss industrial action by teachers

In a ballot on Friday, teachers rejected the Haddington Road public sector pay deal and voted in favour of industrial action.

# teachers - Sunday 22 September, 2013

ASTI chief: Teachers have had enough

Pat King said that the “fabric of schools” is being taken away.