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English Language Teachers left behind by QQI Bill

‘Learner Protection Fund’ should be matched by ‘Teacher Protection Fund’ following LanLearn debacle July 24th:  Unite today said that the Qualification and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill published by Higher Education Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor leaves English Language … Continue reading

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English Language Teaching: Unite tells Taoiseach “Don’t just tweet – legislate!”

June 15th:  Unite, which represents English Language Teachers, said today that members were taken aback by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s Twitter reference to the ‘huge’ intangible value of English Language Teaching to Ireland, given the Government’s persistent failure to legislate for … Continue reading

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Victory for Extern workers as Labour Court recommends recognition of Unite

Union represents majority of staff working for social care provider Unite today (Thursday April 5th) hailed what it termed a ‘significant victory’ following the Labour Court’s recommendation that social care provider Extern recognise and engage with the union. Unite had … Continue reading

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Lanlearn closure: Unite writes to Regina Doherty seeking exceptional Insolvency Payments Scheme assistance

Teachers owed up to €3000 each as school owner disappears  Case highlights shortcomings of Insolvency Payments Scheme April 5th:  Unite, which represents English Language Teachers, has written to Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty asking her to grant exceptional leave to … Continue reading

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Griffith College language teachers join Unite in fight for rights

Union accuses college of failing to provide proper contracts College told “Don’t just teach about employment rights – observe them!” March 28th: Unite, which organises English Language Teachers throughout Ireland, today announced that a majority of teachers in the Griffith Institute … Continue reading

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