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July 2016

Further Meetings on Pay Equality
Tuesday, 26 July 16
During July, Officials from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, the Department of Education and Skills and representatives from the INTO and TUI engaged in a series of meetings to fully scope out the issues involved regarding the pay arrangements for newly qualified teachers.

Fitness to Teach Procedures
Monday, 25 July 16
INTO calls for appropriate balance between professional standards and providing teachers with fair and due process in Fitness to Teach procedures.

NCSE Policy Advice: Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Schools
Friday, 15 July 16
The National Council for Special Education has published policy advice to the DES on supporting students with autism spectrum disorder in schools.

Primary Teachers’ Sick Leave Among the Lowest in Public Service
Friday, 8 July 16
New sick leave figures released today (8 July 2016) by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform show that across the public service, primary teachers have one of the lowest rates of sick leave.

INTO Meets DES and DPER on Pay Equality
Wednesday, 6 July 16
The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said officials from his department and the DES agreed with the INTO and the TUI to have engagement later this month to begin to fully scope out the issues involving pay arrangements for newly qualified teachers.

School Admissions
Wednesday, 6 July 16
The Minister for Education and Skills announced that the government has approved the Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016.

NO DEAL: Why Unions Oppose TTIP & CETA
Friday, 1 July 16
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions launched a briefing paper today explaining why trade unions oppose the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) & Canada Europe Trade Agreement (CETA).