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November 2016

Government Outlines Approach to Securing Future Collective Pay Agreements
Tuesday, 29 November 16
The Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform, Mr. Paschal Donohoe, announced today (29 November) that his Department will invite the parties to the Lansdowne Road Agreement to discussions under Section 6 of the Agreement.

Update on Pay
Tuesday, 29 November 16
The INTO along with other public service unions is awaiting a government decision on accelerated pay restoration under the Lansdowne Road Agreement (LRA).

INTO General Secretary Sheila Nunan on new model of provision for children with special needs
Tuesday, 22 November 16
INTO General Secretary Sheila Nunan spoke at the Consultative Conference on Education in Tullamore last week about a new model of provision for children with  special needs.

INTO General Secretary Sheila Nunan on accelerated pay restoration for members
Tuesday, 22 November 16
INTO General Secretary Sheila Nunan spoke at the Consultative Conference on Education in Tullamore last week about accelerated pay restoration for members.

Gardai Labour Court settlement sets the scene for accelerated pay restoration
Friday, 18 November 16
The INTO said today that the Labour Court settlement with the gardai must lead to accelerated pay restoration for primary teachers. The union called on the government to respond within two weeks to calls for early negotiations on public service pay. 

Garda deal sets precedent for accelerated pay restoration for all public servants
Friday, 4 November 16
The INTO is examining and evaluating the proposed Labour Court settlement with the gardai. The settlement signals a clear opportunity for an acceleration in pay restoration which the INTO intends to seek through the Public Services Committee of Congress.

Sign the Petition to Minister for Justice
Wednesday, 2 November 16
Petition the Minister for Justice to bring 200 unaccompanied children to Ireland from Calais camp.

Vetting - Remaining Sections of the Teaching Council (Amendment) Act 2015 Commenced
Wednesday, 2 November 16
The Teaching Council (Amendment) Act 2015 provides a statutory basis for the retrospective vetting and periodic re-vetting of all registered teachers in the context of renewal of registration.