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June 2017

Religion and School Admissions
Thursday, 29 June 17
Wednesday 28 June, the Minister for Education and Skills set out his preferred policy approach for amending primary school admissions legislation on the issue of the role that religion can play in the process

Teachers' Employment Terms and Conditions
Wednesday, 28 June 17
The DES has published version 2 of its Web Book which updates and consolidates eleven areas of Terms and Conditions of Employment for Registered Teachers in Recognised Primary and Post Primary schools

Primary Priorities
Monday, 26 June 17
Last week INTO members from all over the country lobbied over 100 TDs and Senators on the INTO’s priorities for Budget 2018

INTO Ballot on Draft Public Service Stability Agreement
Monday, 26 June 17
Ballot papers must be returned to the official scrutineer by 5pm on Tuesday 11 July 2017

26 June 2017 Information Meetings on Draft Public Service Stability Agreement
Monday, 26 June 17
Details of today’s INTO information meetings

INTO expresses frustration at delays in allocating Special Needs Assistants to schools for next year
Friday, 23 June 17
The union said such delays had an effect on real people with families and responsibilities and was an unnecessary headache for school leadership

What the Draft Public Service Stability Agreement says about pensions
Wednesday, 21 June 17
If the draft agreement is accepted the Pension Related Deduction (PRD) will be reduced but the remainder will be renamed as Additional Superannuation Contribution (ASC) and will be made permanent

What the Draft Public Service Stability Agreement says about Benchmarking for primary principals and deputy principals
Tuesday, 20 June 17
The draft agreement proposes union-government talks to conclude by September 2018 on an appropriate, time-bound process for addressing this outstanding issue

What the Draft Public Service Stability Agreement says on new entrant pay
Monday, 19 June 17
If the Draft Public Service Stability Agreement is accepted an examination of post January 2011 entry level pay scales will begin within 12 months

Notional Service
Friday, 16 June 17
Application by a teacher for a quotation to purchase service under the notional service purchase scheme.

Special Education Teacher Allocation Appeals
Friday, 16 June 17
intoThe NCSE has announced that Padraig McNamara, former CEO of the State Examinations Commission, has been appointed as Appeals Officer to examine appeals in regard to Special Education Teacher allocations for 2017/18.

DES publishes Striking the Balance
Monday, 12 June 17
The DES has published “Striking the Balance” (Teacher Supply in Ireland: Technical Working Group Report)

INTO Executive recommends rejection of proposed public service pay agreement
Friday, 9 June 17
The decision follows a meeting of the executive today which considered the detail of the proposed agreement.

Proposals on extension to the Lansdowne Road Agreement
Thursday, 8 June 17
The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has issued proposals on an extension to the Lansdowne Road Agreement

Pay talks: Update for members (VIII)
Thursday, 8 June 17
This is a summary of the proposed extension to the Lansdowne Road Agreement

Circular 0043/2017: Cost Limits for Primary School Buildings
Wednesday, 7 June 17
From 1 June 2017 revised cost limits for primary schools apply

Pay talks: update for members (VII)
Tuesday, 6 June 17
The National Pay Talks resumed this morning having been adjourned over the bank holiday weekend

Statutory Requirements for Garda Vetting from 29 April 2016 and DES Circular 0031/2016
Tuesday, 6 June 17
FAQs for schools and teachers

STEM Education Policy Consultation
Tuesday, 6 June 17
Closing date 15 June 2017

Update for members on pay talks (VI)
Thursday, 1 June 17
On Tuesday trade unions tabled demands for more consistency in the application of family-friendly arrangements across public services

Update on Teacher Allocations and Redeployment Panels
Thursday, 1 June 17
Position at 31/05/2017

01 June 2017 Branch Meetings
Thursday, 1 June 17
Details of INTO today's branch meetings