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May 2017

Supplementary panels
Wednesday, 31 May 17
Supplementary panels have issued to the Panel Operators

Update on pay talks for members (V)
Tuesday, 30 May 17
Pay finally made it onto the pay talks agenda for the first time yesterday following a week of productivity issues tabled by public service management

Partial release of Supplementary Redeployment panels
Tuesday, 30 May 17
Supplementary panels have issued to the Panel Operators in the following Dioceses which have cleared Main panels

Update on pay talks for members (IV)
Monday, 29 May 17
Talks on a successor agreement to LRA enter the second (and planned final) week today with pay, pensions, and recruitment and retention difficulties on the agenda

School Inspection
Friday, 26 May 17
The INTO values members’ views on any aspect of school inspection/evaluation by the DES Inspectorate

Circular 0042/2017: Recruitment of Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) - Supplementary Assignment Arrangements for the 2017/18 school year
Friday, 26 May 17
The purpose of this Circular is to notify managerial authorities and SNAs of supplementary assignment arrangements for SNAs for the 2017/18 school year

Pay talks update – end of week one (III)
Friday, 26 May 17
This week we learned from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s (DPER) ‘fiscal space’ presentation, that there would be €550 million of fiscal space in 2018, but that just €200 million would be left after existing
commitments are met

Thinking of retirement in 2017?
Friday, 26 May 17
Important considerations when picking a retirement date

Pay talks: update for members (II)
Thursday, 25 May 17
The opening sessions of the talks have thus far been about among other things, pensions, outsourcing, working hours and rostering and each side setting out positions on these issues

Pay talks: update for members
Wednesday, 24 May 17
The management side wants to weaken protections in the Lansdowne Road agreement (LRA) which prevent outsourcing on a ‘race to the bottom’ basis

Update on pay talks
Tuesday, 23 May 17
Yesterday (22 May 2017) the pay talks opened with a presentation from the Department of Finance on the broad economic outlook which while broadly positive contained warnings on Brexit and other external risks

Pay negotiations begin
Monday, 22 May 17
Negotiations on a possible extension to the Lansdowne Road agreement get under way today with an economic briefing on the expected exchequer position over the next two or three years

Clarification from DES on Eligibility for Contracts of Indefinite Duration
Friday, 19 May 17
At the request of the INTO, the Department of Education has issued a clarification in relation to the nature of the contracts required for eligibility for a Contract of Indefinite Duration (CID) under Circular 23/2015.

Fourth edition of Irish Teachers’ Journal launched
Tuesday, 16 May 17
The fourth volume of the Irish Teachers’ Journal has been published by the INTO and was launched at Congress 2017

Teacher Redeployment - Main Panels
Monday, 15 May 17
Schools with vacancies have until this Friday (19 May 2017) to fill vacancies from the Main Redeployment Panels

INTO to celebrate 150 years (1868-2018)
Saturday, 13 May 17
Invitation to all members to contribute

CEC lifts directive on Droichead
Friday, 12 May 17
The CEC has decided to lift, with immediate effect, the INTO directive which prohibited co-operation with Droichead, the route to full registration with the Teaching Council for newly-qualified teachers

INTO backs call for early talks on pay recovery
Tuesday, 9 May 17
The INTO today echoed a call by the Public Services Committee (PSC) of Congress for early talks on public service pay recovery following the publication of the report of the Public Service Pay Commission (PSPC)

Public Service Pay Commission
Tuesday, 9 May 17
The report of the Public Service Pay Commission has been published today (Tuesday 9 May 2017)

Four New Primary Schools Announced
Thursday, 4 May 17
Up to 1,728 additional primary places to be provided.

INTO members draw for Children's Medical Research Fund
Wednesday, 3 May 17
Members are asked to please support the INTO's members' draw for the Children's Medical and Research Foundation at Our Lady's Children's Hospital by purchasing a ticket for the annual INTO members' draw.

Gaeltacht School Recognition Scheme
Tuesday, 2 May 17
Following on from the launch of the DES Policy on Gaeltacht Education 2017-2022 last October, the commencement of the Gaeltacht School Recognition Scheme has been announced

Employee Assistance Service
Tuesday, 2 May 17
The Teachers Employee Assistance & Wellbeing Programme Website is full of useful articles & information to support you in the daily issues of life and work