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Underfunded, Understaffed Primary Schools Need Budget Boost
Friday, 22 June 18
Primary school teachers from across the country gathered in Dublin this week to meet with TDs and Senators from across the political divide. Members stressed the need to value primary education in the forthcoming budget.

Results of Congress Survey on Housing Costs
Wednesday, 20 June 18
The national opinion poll, carried out by Congress, of 1,500 trade union members under the age of 34 on their housing costs was conducted online between 01 and 14 June. It comes ahead of the Labour Employer Economic Forum (LEEF) discussions between Government, union and employer representatives on housing.

INTO Members’ Draw 2018 – Winners Announced
Friday, 15 June 18
The Children’s Medical & Research Foundation Annual INTO Draw took place today (Friday 15 June) in INTO Head Office.

INTO Grants for Educational Research
Friday, 15 June 18
As part of the INTO 150th anniversary there will be five bursaries of €3,000, which are open to all INTO members to apply for.

INTO lead call for full, free, universal public childcare provision, funded through progressive taxation, at ICTU Women’s Conference.
Friday, 15 June 18
INTO motion on radical overhaul of childcare provision carried unanimously by Congress.

Consultant settlement points the way to pay restoration for teachers.
Friday, 15 June 18
Imperative for Government to restore public sector pay levels following today’s settlement.

INTO Charity cycle raises critical funds for Focus Ireland
Thursday, 14 June 18
The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation today presented representatives from Focus Ireland with a cheque for €11,901.91. The cycle was one of a series of events to commemorate INTO’s 150-year anniversary.

INTO/ECI Joint Seminar - Transitions Across Early Years Education
Thursday, 14 June 18
The Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO) and Early Childhood Ireland (ECI) held a joint seminar today on ‘Transitions across early years education – from pre-school to primary.’

Union and management cooperation seeks to liberate school principals from excessive red tape
Tuesday, 12 June 18
INTO and the Catholic Primary School Management Association (CPSMA) met yesterday, 11th June 2018  to discuss issues of common concern for our respective memberships. There was a substantive and lengthy focus on the issue of workload, in particular for principals.

Recruitment for NCSE Visiting Teacher Service
Friday, 8 June 18
The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) seeks applications from suitably qualified teachers to work as a Visiting Teacher (VT) for children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing or as a VT for children who are Blind / Visually impaired.

Supplementary Panel Update
Friday, 8 June 18
The DES has today issued a panel update. The main panels are now clear and the supplementary panels are in operation in all areas.

Survey: ICTU Explores Dramatic Rise in Pre-school Childcare Costs for Working Parents
Thursday, 7 June 18
Following the dramatic rise in childcare costs, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions is asking INTO members to complete a short survey.

Parental Info Booklet on New Resource Teaching Allocation Model Available
Thursday, 7 June 18
A parental information booklet and leaflet regarding the new Resource Teaching Allocation Model, are now available on the DES website.

Funding to Resolve Pay Inequality Demanded by INTO President
Wednesday, 6 June 18
A process is currently underway, to address salary scale issues for post-January 2011 entrants, between public service unions and the DPER. INTO President Joe Killeen called on the government to make clear that funding will be committed to commence the long overdue resolution to pay inequality.

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