TUI To Recommend Members Reject Pay Agreement Plans

The Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI) is to recommend that members reject the new pay agreement plans.

A ballot of TUI members will take place in the autumn.

TUI President Gerry Quinn said that the failure of the proposals to allay a number of significant concerns was strongly expressed in an Executive Committee meeting.

Mr Quinn said: "Research has demonstrated that our members in institutes of technology are experiencing high levels of work-related stress as a result of the additional 'flex' hours given for the duration of the Haddington Road Agreement.

"The delivery of these two hours of lecturing requires a multiple of hours in terms of preparation and associated work. This imposition is disproportionate, unfair and unsustainable. It is completely unacceptable to lecturers that it would continue as part of the new proposals."


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