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Aims and Objectives

The objectives of the INTO are:

(i) To unite and organise the teachers of Ireland and to provide a means for the expression of their collective opinion on matters affecting the interests of education and of the teaching profession;
(ii) To safeguard and improve the conditions of employment of its members, and to promote their interests;
(iii) To regulate the relations between members and their fellow members, and between members and their employers;
(iv) To afford advice and assistance to individual members on professional matters;
(v) To promote the interests of education and to support the concept of equal access to full education for all children, and to strive for the raising of educational standards;
(vi) To afford to the authorities responsible for the administration of education the collective advice and experience of the members;
(vii) To cultivate a spirit of fraternal co-operation with kindred organizations in this and other countries and to build on and develop existing links with trade union bodies;
(viii) To establish and administer a Fund or Funds for the purpose of providing assistance to members and their dependants in accordance with the rules;
(ix) To encourage the promotion and development of Comhar Linn INTO Credit Union and other services and facilities of benefit to members;
(x) To provide, either directly or indirectly, benefits and facilities for members; to procure either solely or with others, a building society or to promote the development of a building society for the purpose of providing mortgage and investment facilities for members; and
(xi) To promote the principle of equality in all aspects of education and the teaching profession.

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