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Workers let down as Bruton washes hands of responsibility for English Language Teachers

Unite slams suggestion that Department has no role in securing workers’ rights June 22nd: Trade union Unite, which represents English Language Teachers, has reacted angrily to a suggestion by the Department of Education that it has no role in regulating … Continue reading

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Protest hears Bruton must talk to English Language Teachers

Protest hears Bruton must talk to English Language Teachers Precarious work and low pay feeding profits as ELT sector booms “English Language Teachers are teachers too” June 21st: Unite, which organises English Language Teachers, today held a protest outside the … 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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