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News Archive 2017

Teachers' Incremental Pay Progression 2017-18
Thursday, 24 August 17
The DE have written to all schools to confirm that incremental pay progression for all eligible teachers, which is due from 1 September 2017, will be processed and paid on time and will be included in pay for work carried out in September 2017.

Concern Debates 2017–18: Volunteer Adjudicators
Thursday, 10 August 17
Concern Debates 2017-18 give GCSE and A Level pupils the skills to formulate an argument, deliver a speech, stand up for their point of view and challenge their opponents’ opinions. Concern is looking for volunteers to join our panel of adjudicators to hear the insightful views of today’s youth on global issues.

INTO 150: INTO to celebrate 150 years (1868-2018)
Tuesday, 18 July 17
All units of the INTO invited to participate in the commemoration of our history and in analysis of priorities for the years ahead, as part of ‘INTO 150’

Code of Conduct Warning
Wednesday, 28 June 17
DENI Circular: 2017/04 'Safeguarding and Child Protection in Schools - A Guide for Schools' was recently issued to schools.

INTO Response to EA Financial Planning Letter: June 2017
Wednesday, 28 June 17
INTO has written to Gavin Boyd in response to his letter of 27 June 2017 ‘Financial Planning 2017/18’. 

7th Annual Vere Foster Lecture
Monday, 19 June 17
This year's annual Vere Foster lecture will take place from 6.00pm on Friday 23 June 2017 in INTO Northern Office, 24 College Gardens, Belfast BT9 6BS.

Anne Madden: RIP
Wednesday, 17 May 17
The entire INTO family is greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Ms Anne Madden former Chairperson of the INTO Northern Committee

INTO Members' Response to Management Side Letter: May 2017
Wednesday, 17 May 17
We have received a large volume of communications from members inviting us to prepare a response to Mr Boyd’s letter on behalf of Management Side issued May 14th 2017 concerning the current industrial dispute; secondly to provide some advice / guidance for members on how they might respond individually. 

NITC Response to Management Side Letter: May 2017
Monday, 15 May 17
Mrs Avril Hall Callaghan, General Secretary UTU, Chairperson of the Northern Ireland Teachers’ Council, responding to the letter issued on Friday to schools on behalf of the management side to the teachers’ pay dispute said:

Trade Union Friends of Palestine: Night at the Races
Thursday, 11 May 17
TUFP are hosting a 'Night at the Races' at 8pm on Friday 12 May in the American Bar, Dock Street, Sailortown, Belfast BT15 3AF.

INTO Northern Office: Trade Union Official Vacancy
Thursday, 4 May 17

A vacancy has arisen for a full-time, permanent Trade Union Official in INTO Northern Office.


May Day 2017
Tuesday, 25 April 17
The annual May Day march in Belfast will take place on Saturday 29 April 2017.  The rally will assemble in the College of Art Gardens for speeches at 11.30am and March off at 12 noon.

ICTU Workshops / Seminars for INTO Members
Tuesday, 25 April 17
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) is hosting a number of workshops / seminars available to INTO members during May and June 2017.

INTO to Defer Strike Action Planned for Thursday 23rd March 2017
Tuesday, 21 March 17
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.

2017-18 Financial Planning Assumptions: Letter to Schools from DE
Thursday, 16 March 17
Principals have received a letter this week from the Department of Education attaching Indicative School Budgets for the 2017/18 year.

Bulletin 3: Second Half-Day Strike
Wednesday, 15 March 17
INTO members will take strike action on Thursday 23rd March 2017, beginning at 12:30pm and ending at 8:00pm.

Stormont Rally: Branch Transportation
Tuesday, 14 March 17
Details of branch-organised bus transportation to the Stormont Rally on Thursday 23 March 2017.

Second Day of Action Announced
Wednesday, 8 March 17
A second day of action was announced at this year's Northern Conference in Newcastle.

INTO Presidential Election 2017
Tuesday, 28 February 17
Branch nominations for the position of INTO President for 2017/2018 took place at INTO branch meetings throughout the country in January.

ATL, INTO, UTU Correspondence re: ETI
Wednesday, 8 February 17
The ATL, INTO and UTU teacher organisations have written to the Chief Inspector, Ms Noelle Buick and to School Boards of Governors re: the apparent undue pressure being exerted on members of Boards of Governors to undermine staff who are not participating in School Inspections by asking them to supply information to the ETI regarding the school.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: For All Members of the NITPS
Wednesday, 8 February 17
If you have been a member of a teachers’ pension scheme elsewhere in England & Wales, Scotland, Isle of Man or Channel Islands (“comparable teaching service”), your pension benefits will not be transferred automatically to the NITPS.

Art Competition: Extended Deadline
Wednesday, 8 February 17
Since 2013 INTO has been celebrating the artistic talents of you, the members. To recognise the breadth of talent across INTO’s membership this year’s Competition will focus on photography.

Missing Journals - Urgent Request
Thursday, 19 January 17
Early copies of “The Northern Teacher” needed for INTO history project

High Volume of Calls to Northern Office
Friday, 13 January 17
We are currently experiencing a high volume of calls to Northern Office. We appreciate your patience as we deal with your queries as quickly as possible.

INTO-UTU Leadership Conference: 25 January 2017
Thursday, 12 January 17
Following on from previous successful events INTO and UTU are hosting our Annual Joint Leadership Conference on Wednesday 25 January 2017 in the Tullylagan Hotel, Cookstown.

Strike Action 18th January 2017
Tuesday, 10 January 17
INTO members will take strike action on Wednesday 18th January 2017.  INTO members will picket their schools on the morning of January 18th and therefore be unavailable for work until 12:30 pm on this date.

INTO Directive: Withdrawal of Co-operation from ETI - Advice for Members
Friday, 23 December 16
INTO members are directed from 6 January 2017 until further notice, to withdraw co-operation from the Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI).