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September 2016

Critical Incidents in School Communities
Friday, 30 September 16
NEPS has published updated guidelines to assist school communities in responding to critical incident

Five Key Facts on Allowance Restoration for Newer Entrants
Friday, 23 September 16
All INTO members should be clear on the terms of the settlement last week.

Significant Progress on Pay Equality
Friday, 16 September 16
Settlement reached on new entrant allowances.

Government launches Action Plan for Education
Thursday, 15 September 16
In an initial response to the document INTO general secretary Sheila Nunan said it lacked a timeline for resources labelling it short on the detail of how objectives will be met.

Maternity Leave Calculator & Apply Online for Maternity Benefit
Monday, 12 September 16
You can now apply for Maternity Benefit online at You will need to set up a MyGovID account, and have a Public Services Card.

Supervision and Substitution Payment in Paycheque of 8 September 2016
Tuesday, 6 September 16
INTO secured in the LRA a commitment to pay the first moiety (€796) of a restored S&S payment with effect from 1 September 2016. The paycheque of 8 September 2016 will only include 5 days at the higher rate of pay.

School Self-Evaluation
Tuesday, 6 September 16
Members are reminded that in March 2016 the CEC issued a directive on non-cooperation with school self-evaluation. This directive remains in place.

10 Things You Need to Know About Paternity Leave
Thursday, 1 September 16
With effect from 1 September 2016, ‘relevant parents’ (other than the mother of the child) are entitled to paternity leave from employment or self-employment following birth or adoption of a child. Here are 10 things you need to know.