Thursday October 29, 2020

Cutbacks at top of teacher unions' conference agendas

Delegates gathering in Wexford, Killarney and Cork this week will highlight disadvantage, guidance counselling, pay and conditions, writes Michelle Devane.

7th April, 2012
John MacGabhann, TUI general secretary: 'There should be a universal entitlement to a certain level of resources'. Photo: Tony O'Shea

Members of the Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI) and other teaching unions will have education cutbacks at the top of their agendas at their Easter conferences this week.

In addition to long-standing issues such as pay, pensions and the Croke Park agreement, this year's conferences will focus on the major changes made in the most recent budget. These include second-level schools being required to manage guidance counsellor provision from their existing pupil-teacher ratio allocations, and...

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