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Unite tells Oireachtas Committee that “culture of disregard for workers” is undermining potential of English Language Teaching sector

Standards in QQA Bill need to be underpinned by additional legislation June 19th: Unite, which represents English Language Teachers, has told the joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills that the potential of the Irish ELT sector to be a … Continue reading

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English Language Teachers take campaign for decency abroad 

Unite says students as well as teachers vulnerable to ‘network of exploitation’ January 25th: Unite, which organises English Language Teachers, is taking its ‘campaign for decency’ in the sector to ELT students’ countries of origin.  The union, which has been … Continue reading

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James Joyce: Unite ELT members remember one of their own on Bloomsday

“Poor conditions have changed little since James Joyce was teaching” June 16th: As Bloomsday festivities take place through Dublin, trade union Unite today pointed out that James Joyce was himself an English Language Teacher and would recognise many of the … Continue reading

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English Language Teaching: draft legislation leaves teachers behind

Unite slams absence of labour standards from proposed legislation Union unsuccessfully sought meeting with Education Minister Bruton May 18th: Unite, which represents English Language Teachers, said today that the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Amendment) Bill published this week ‘leaves teachers … Continue reading

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English Language Teaching booming on backs of workers

As sector grows by 11%, Unite highlights low pay, unpaid hours and precarious work Bruton must focus on quality of jobs as well as quantity of students April 4th: Unite, which organises English Language Teachers, today  highlighted poor working conditions … Continue reading

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