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News Archive 2015

Redundancy Funding Announcement

Following the recent announcement by the Minister of Education, Mr John O`Dowd MLA regarding the release of monies to progress further teacher redundancies, INTO has contacted the Department of Education for clarification.

We have been advised as follows:

The release of monies applies to redundancies already approved by the Department of Education as meeting the agreed criteria.  Individuals whose applications were approved will previously have been notified by the Board of Governors/Employing Authority that their redundancy was dependant on funding becoming available.

Following the Ministers announcement correspondence was also sent to various bodies including CCMS/EA/CNaG/ NICIE /GBA etc.  This advice made clear that these bodies should now contact those schools and the teachers concerned, to advise them that their redundancies have been approved.  Redundancies would be effective from 31August 2015 and would be paid at the agreed rate of up to 60 weeks’ pay.  Schools should also plan timetables on the basis of approved redundancies.

With regard to transfer redundancies these are continuing to be managed through Central Clearing and teachers who wish to clarify if a suitable transfer has become available should contact their Employing Authority.

Teachers who have not received correspondence regarding their redundancy situation within the next week should contact the relevant of EA/CCMS/NICIE /CNaG or GBA for further information.


Date: Thursday, 9 July 15