Over 750 contracts of indefinite duration awarded so far this year


In recent weeks the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation has advised and assisted members in relation to claiming a contract of indefinite duration (CID) under the provisions contained in the Department of Education Circular 0023/2015. This year’s application form is Appendix H of DE Circular 25/2022. Notification of decisions in respect of these applications is currently underway.

INTO objects to changes to working arrangements for higher-risk and pregnant teachers


The Department of Education (DE) has published Information Note TC 0006/2022, which is titled: ‘COVID-19: Working Arrangements for Higher Risk Teachers and Special Needs Assistants (employees) for the 2022/23 school year’ The INTO has objected to the removal of COVID-19 Risk Assessments and the removal of the provision that people in the very high-risk category … Continued

INTO welcomes permanent status for Employee Assistance Scheme


The Department of Education has today published Circular 0033/2022 , which advises that the Employee Assistance Scheme, which had been available on a temporary basis to all school staff during the Covid-19 pandemic, will now be made available permanently from the 2022/23 school year. 

Vacancies for two Officials at INTO head office


The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) is currently recruiting an Official on a one-year, fixed-term contract with an application closing date of June 3, 2022.

Vacancies: Two positions in INTO Communications


The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) is currently recruiting for two Clerical Officer positions within our Communications section.

Deadlines for Summer Provision approaching


The Department of Education has released details of the Summer Provision for 2022.

Registration for INTO Learning summer courses now open


Registration is now open for INTO Learning online summer courses and the week-long face-to-face course in Dún Chaoin, Co Kerry on 

Joint BIGTU statement – Work overload negatively affecting wellbeing in education systems


Following the first in-person meeting of Presidents and General Secretaries from the ten education unions within the British and Irish Group of Teacher Unions (BIGTU), the group has called on policy makers within their jurisdictions to prioritise the tackling of teacher workload and the promotion of practitioner wellbeing within schools, colleges and universities.

Important dates regarding Staffing Circular and CIDs


INTO members are being reminded that 9 May 2020 is a key date for staffing arrangements in primary schools and are also advised that those eligible for a Contract of Indefinite Duration (CID) should apply as soon as possible.

Trade Unions 101 / Ceardchumainn 101 – lesson plans now online!


To mark May Day, an international day to commemorate the historic struggles of workers and the gains made through the labour movement, the INTO has designed a series of engaging lesson plans called Trade Unions 101 / Ceardchumainn 101.