Industrial Action Campaign
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November 2018: Modifications to Industrial Action
Following intensive engagement with our membership during recent branch meetings and bearing in mind that we continue to engage with Management Side to find a resolution to the pay dispute,we have decided to make a few modifications to the industrial action. These changes will take effect from 1st November 2018. INTO will continue to seek a resolution, but we are also very clear that we are prepared to quickly increase our industrial action should a resolution become impossible. Therefore, from 1st November 2018, until notified to the contrary, INTO members are instructed to continue with action short of strike at system level and at individual school level including the following modifications as detailed in our latest bulletins below:
September 2018: Industrial Action Continues
INTO congratulates our members on their stalwart support for the continuing industrial action in support of your reasonable demands for improved pay and a more manageable workload. INTO has been engaged since January 2018 in efforts to resolve the disputes, in the areas of Pay, Workload and Assessment, to date these efforts have proved unsuccessful in securing a satisfactory resolution, and therefore, from Monday 3rd September 2018, until notified to the contrary, INTO members are instructed to continue their support for and participation in the industrial action in relation to three areas of:
• Pay and Conditions
For the latest information on our continuing campaign of industrial action please download our latest bulletin:
May 2018: Update Briefing For Members
Negotiations are ongoing between the Northern Ireland Teachers’ Council [NITC] which INTO is a key member of, the management bodies and the Department of Education. While some progress has been made regarding issues around workload a number of significant issues central to the current dispute remain unresolved.
INTO is aware of rumours circulating that point to an imminent resolution of the ongoing dispute. These rumours are without foundation and INTO cautions against such speculation. Our current industrial action which is solidly supported by the membership remains in place and unchanged.
INTO, on your behalf, continues to work towards a settlement that is acceptable to you the members and which addresses the issues of pay and workload in a meaningful way.
Members will continue to be informed by INTO of any developments impacting on the industrial action or regarding a possible future settlement if and when circumstances change.
MARCH 2018: NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE
The NITC of which the INTO is a constituent part, is negotiating with the Management Bodies and DENI with a view to arriving at an agreed resolution to the long running industrial relations dispute in the education sector. These negotiations are at an early stage and are focused on pay and workload. The INTO, Northern Committee, is determined to bring about a resolution that will see teachers’ concerns on pay and workload addressed in a manner acceptable to INTO members. The participants to the negotiations are bound by confidentiality whilst the negotiations remain live. INTO will be fully briefing members as soon as it is practical to do so meanwhile all the industrial action remains in place.
OCTOBER 2017: INDUSTRIAL ACTION UPDATE
Dorothy McGinley, INTO Chairperson and Gerry Murphy, Northern Secretary have written to all INTO members to provide an update in regards to our ongoing industrial disputes with the employing authorities and the Department of Education.
A copy of their correspondence can be downloaded below:
September 2017: Industrial Action Update
INTO congratulates our members on their stalwart support for the continuing action against the ongoing attacks on the education system arising from the savage cuts to the education sector.
INTO members continue to to be on industrial action in relation to three areas:
- PAY AND CONDITIONS
For the latest on these three areas of action please download our latest bulletins below:
March 2017: Second Day of Action Deferred
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Following the sad passing of Martin McGuiness, former Education Minister, INTO has, as a mark of respect and in recognition of his contribution to Education, decided to defer the half day strike and accompanying protest at Parliament Buildings planned for Thursday 23rd March 2017.
Martin McGuiness was the first education minister of the devolved era and he made a hugely positive impact on the entire education sector.
His service as Education Minister was characterised by an intelligence and warmth that was accompanied by real investments in both the schools estate and the educational workforce. Martin attended a number of INTO Congresses and Northern Conferences. His contributions to these gatherings were insightful, at times challenging, and always warmly received.
The Employing Authorities have been notified of this deferral today and notice of future INTO actions will be communicated to both our members and the employers through the appropriate channels.
INTO is mindful of the inconvenience caused by the late notice of this deferral and is grateful for your understanding in this matter.
INTO remains in dispute on the issue of pay with the employing authorities and we hope that a resolution may be found before INTO is forced to announce another half day strike.
Second Day of Action Announced
A second day of action was announced at this year's Northern Conference in Newcastle.
INTO will hold a second half-day strike on Thursday 23 March.
This half day strike will begin at 12.30pm and end at 8.00pm.
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For further information please download letter and INTO Bulletin issued to School Representatives below:
INTO Strike Action: Wednesday 18 January 2017
INTO members across Northern Ireland took part in a planned half day of strike action on Wednesday 18 January, picketing at school gates and gathering for a major rally held in Belfast.
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School Gate Picket Success
Click on the links below to view video coverage of the ATL, INTO, NAHT and UTU school gate protests on Tuesday 8 November 2016:
INTO members from Holy Cross College, Strabane protesting on Tuesday 8 November 2016:
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