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Primary teachers' union to enter 'constructive dialogue' with Government ahead of ballot over pay - Irish Independent
7 Jan 2019
... The decision was taken by the union’s executive committee today, which agreed to attend a meeting with the oversight body of the Public Service Stability Agreement in the Department of Finance next week...

INTO opt for more dialogue ahead of triggering a ballot on industrial action - Donegal Democrat
5 Jan 2019
Union leadership meeting Government on outstanding pay equality issues... Over the coming weeks, the INTO will ramp up its member engagement at Branch and District meetings, preparing the membership for a forthcoming ballot on industrial action. The CEC will meet again on 7 February to assess developments...

Primary school teachers to enter talks with Government on pay - Irish Times
4 Jan 2019
INTO will not yet ballot members on industrial action over pay issues. Primary school teachers have said they will enter into “constructive dialogue” with the Government on pay issues before triggering a ballot for industrial action...

Boyle Elected To Replace Kildare Woman As INTO General Secretary - KFM
19 Dec 2018
John Boyle is to succeed Newbridge woman, Sheila Nunan as General Secretary of the Irish National Teachers Organisation...

Mullaghduff man elected to lead Irish National Teachers - Donegal News
19 Dec 2018
John Boyle has been elected to succeed Sheila Nunan as General Secretary of the Irish National Teachers' Organisation in 2019. Ms Nunan announced her intention to step down from the position in September, triggering an election for a successor...

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19 Dec 2018
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Donegal man elected as general secretary of INTO - Ocean FM
19 Dec 2018
A Donegal man has been elected as the new general secretary of the INTO. John Boyle from Mullaghduff was one of three candidates nominated by INTO branches to contest the election which took place between November 26th and December 17th 2018...

Donegal man reacts to new position as INTO General Secretary - Highland Radio
19 Dec 2018
Incoming General Secretary of the Irish National Teachers Organisation John Boyle says he’s looking forward to the challenges ahead...

John Boyle elected new general secretary of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation - Irish Independent
19 Dec 2018
The new general secretary of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) is John Boyle. He will replace Sheila Nunan, who stands down next summer after 10 years at the helm of the 43,000-strong primary teachers’ union...

John Boyle elected General Secretary of INTO - rte.ie
18 Dec  2018
The Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO) has elected John Boyle as General Secretary to replace the current incumbent Sheila Nunan next year...

Dublin principal set to lead country’s largest teacher union - Irish Times
18 Dec 2018
INTO general secretary designate John Boyle pledges to help remove inequities in funding...

INTO elects John Boyle as next general secretary - Irish Examiner
18 Dec 2018
Members of one of the country’s biggest public service unions have chosen a former president to lead it from next year when it could be engaged in a tough industrial dispute...

Donegal man John Boyle elected to lead INTO - Donegal Democrat
18 Dec 2018
John Boyle has been elected to succeed Sheila Nunan as General Secretary in 2019...

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18 Dec 2018
John Boyle has been elected as general secretary of the Irish National Teachers' organisation and will take over the role to lead the union...Listen here

Donegal man elected General Secretary of the INTO - Highland Radio
18 Dec 2018
Donegal man John Boyle has been elected the new General Secretary of the Irish National Teachers Organisation...

Primary school teachers likely to ballot for industrial action in New Year - Irish Times
7 Dec 2018
Primary school teachers seem set to ballot for industrial action in the New Year... INTO General Secretary Sheila Nunan said:“In the recent ballot, our members rejected the offer from Government as failing to deliver pay equality for all new entrants. Consultation meetings have taken place over the last month, including a major consultative conference which has allowed the executive to better understand the views of our diverse membership. With several meetings still to take place, INTO will conclude this consultation stage before moving onto a subsequent ballot on industrial action.” “Around the table there was a restatement of our ongoing commitment to delivering equal pay, which remains top of the agenda for the union. We will listen to our members, we will enact a timeline that works for our members and we will propose a campaign which will deliver for our members."...

Hidden cost of housing crisis: Teacher reveals the trauma of dealing with homeless families - Irish Independent
3 Dec 2018
A teacher revealed she ran to get help after a young homeless mother called her, contemplating suicide. The Dublin teacher also said she had washed pupil's clothes because parents had nowhere to do laundry in hotels or B&Bs.... "Homelessness is an educational crisis too. More than an entire primary school class, 35 pupils, became homeless every two days in February of this year," Sheila Nunan, INTO general secretary, said...

33 teachers took leave this academic year after being assaulted by pupils - Extra.ie
1 Dec 2018
A total of 33 teachers were granted ‘assault leave’ in the academic year 2017/18, with 31 of these incidents involving students with special needs, a new study has found... One primary school teacher, who wishes to be known only as ‘Mary’, told Extra.ie that she is regularly kicked and bitten by one of her third-class pupils, who has been diagnosed with severe emotional behavioural disturbance.... Mary supports the inclusion model, which allows students with special needs to attend mainstream school. But she added that the lack of supports for students with special needs in schools is contributing to such assaults on teachers...

INTO To Hold Consultation Month Ahead Of National Vote On Teachers Strike - Clare FM 
9 Nov 2018
The INTO will gather teachers’ opinions across Clare over the coming weeks, ahead of a national ballot on strike action. The primary school teachers’ union has also decided to meet with the Department of Education in the next month, after a central executive committee meeting was held...

Union to meet with Donegal teachers ahead of ballot on industrial action - Donegal Now
9 Nov 2018
...Following a meeting of the INTO’s Central Executive Committee to discuss the recent ballot on new entrant pay. It was agreed that the union would consult with members over the next month, in the lead up to a ballot on industrial action...

Highland Radio - News
9 Nov 2018
INTO to consult Donegal members over industrial action...The INTO’s Central Executive Committee says the discussions will lead up to a ballot on industrial action...INTO Official Síne Friel has been outlining the process...

INTO to ballot for industrial action in pay equality dispute - rte.ie
8 Nov 2018
The Irish National Teachers Organisation is to ballot its 36,000 members for industrial action following their rejection of proposals aimed at addressing pay inequality among public servants recruited since 2011... General Secretary Sheila Nunan said the union leadership would also be meeting the Department of Education and Skills to discuss the implications of the ballot result...

Union to hold meetings with Kildare teachers ahead of national ballot on strike action - Leinster Leader
8 Nov 2018
...The INTO’s Central Executive Committee met last night to discuss our recent ballot on new entrant pay. It was agreed that the INTO will consult with members over the next month, in the lead up to a ballot on industrial action," said Joe Killeen, INTO President...

Primary school teachers union ‘extremely concerned’ over buildings controversy - Leinster Express
5 Nov 2018
The trade union that represents thousands of teachers has written to the Department of Education and Skills seeking urgent assurances on behalf of its members teach at schools in Laois and elsewhere caught up in the Western Building Systems controversy. “On behalf of our members who are working in the affected schools, and the pupils attending them, we are extremely concerned at these developments – particularly coming so soon after the identification of fire safety issues in a number of recently built schools,” said the Irish Nation Teachers Organisation (INTO)...

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