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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: April 08, 2020, 09:50:49 PM »
If teachers are doing their job properly they should have nothing to fear come inspection time.
Who decides what ďproperlyĒ is?
The inspectorate. Are there no guidelines against which you are judged? Our business is inspected against a set of guidelines and requirements so we know what "properly" means.

The missus says the pay rise for her isn't worth the hassle of an inspection!

Certainly there are guidelines.  Inspectors role is to quality assure that schools are on a cycle of continuous self improvement , that actually brings about measured improvement.
The way the system works at present is a false economy - everyone bursts themselves for two weeks previous to visit . A streamlined visit in a new era will see inspectors as a critical friend , who visits on a more regular basis.
If teachers cant deal with that , then they should move on to something else.

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: April 08, 2020, 08:02:59 PM »
Inspection services will change to a more "advisory / pastoral/ school - led " approach. Unions dug in their heels  to get shot of chief inspector Buick, which was achieved. Inspection changes are part of the T & C changes - for the better!

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: April 08, 2020, 07:39:57 PM »
Is it worth coming off industrial action for?

That is the fight people are going to have with themselves. A lot of people have gotten used to it. As I said, this time last year people didnít seem prepared to.

That might have changed.

I think the unions have won all their substantive demands regarding  T & C. They were the central component imo.
There isn't any more wriggle room available there. I would say that T & C are acceptable and on a par with UK. PPA  equates to 1 day a fortnight of non - contact . End of key stage assessments to be flushed and teacher time budget allocated. 
£75 million had been set aside to settle the pay increases, this was agreed by Finance dept . I cant see any major changes from this.

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: April 08, 2020, 06:43:54 PM »
The increase & back pay figures were known around this time last year.
Most, if not all teachers I spoke to were rejecting it. The main reason being that it wasnít nearly enough to buy them out of the current industrial action. Even with the changes in T&Cs, I canít see how that doesnít still stand.

The spectacular timing of it will p***k a few consciences though, as it was designed I imagine. I mean, how could you possibly ask for more given the current circumstances?!

Then again, if it wasnít enough a year ago, why is it enough today? Hereís a idea, keep your money. Give it to the health service - theyíre in dire need. For now, industrial action will do.

Who knows what way itíll go.

 Agreed on timing.
A £3000  back pay  lump sum , is relatively  a good return. Anybody who thought they would get any substantial amount above that are being unrealistic.Pay parity has been achieved - it wasn't going to be any higher.

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: April 08, 2020, 05:02:04 PM »
INTO  are recommending it.So financially it is as good as it will be. The T & Cs are a better outcome , a few things to be finalised. The time allocation budget is a positive for teachers. Planning Preparation Allocation is a good thing , how this is funded will be of an interest to the management.
Overall , it is time to settle the on- going dispute , it looks like pay parity is restored looking at the figures and T&C's are more favourable. Plus they've got rid of Noelle Buick !

Any back pay?

Back dated pay as follows
2.25% for 2017
2%  for 2018
Already accepted
1%  for 2019.

The  pay deal would reflect pay parity with UK teachers in 2017 - 2018. A teacher on UPS 3 would get roughly a months salary in back pay .

Nobody will get rich but it is an agreeable amount. The T& C are of more interest to teaching staff .

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: April 08, 2020, 03:57:21 PM »
INTO  are recommending it.So financially it is as good as it will be. The T & Cs are a better outcome , a few things to be finalised. The time allocation budget is a positive for teachers. Planning Preparation Allocation is a good thing , how this is funded will be of an interest to the management.
Overall , it is time to settle the on- going dispute , it looks like pay parity is restored looking at the figures and T&C's are more favourable. Plus they've got rid of Noelle Buick !

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Gordon Taylor,  Professional Footballers Players Union , CEO, negotiating on players behalf re: pay cut. He earns £2 million a year , did he set a good example and take a pay cut ...did he fk!

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 04, 2020, 12:52:20 PM »
The cheapest option and the destruction of large scale  manufacturing for the benefit of shareholders and the elite had come back to bite us on the bum !

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 03, 2020, 08:48:18 PM »
Years of DUP and SF under-funding the NHS and then not governing for 3 years has left us in a terrible place. They then shunned the health portfolio. Real leadership. Real integrity.
But SF base will love this confrontational MO'N. But people will die I hear you say? This party is comfortable with unnecessary deaths if they can strike a blow against Unionism.

Agreed

I genuinely don't believe that is the case here. I am not a big fan of SF but have seen enough posts from you two to suggest you hate them and that's fair enough but I just feel that, and I rarely feel this about any politician, she is actually being genuine here and not point scoring.

You donít believe that underfunding the NHS and keeping government locked up hasnít hampered the Coronavirus response?
Itís debatable as to her reasons for grandstanding now Iíll concede that and they may be genuine but whatever about that, this last 8 or more years of firstly mis-rule and lately 3 years of no-rule has left our Health Service the worst of all 4 regions. That cannot be disputed. MOíN and others should take responsibility.

It certainly has but the blame for that lies at the door of George Osbourne.

IIRC around the christmas of the RHI scandal breaking, the SDLP and Alliance at the time were giving the Shinners grief for not pulling the plug on Arlene and the DUP. Then when they did it they're wrong too.

Can't have it both ways unless the memory is selective.

No. No it doesnít. It was the executive who spent / mis spent the money. Donít believe the SF line! There was plenty of money to safely staff the NHS. Thereís no extra money now and yet they committed to pay parity! The money was skimmed off onto SF and DUP SIF schemes. Back doored into party loyalists pockets.
f**k sake people need to wake up!
Never mind the abuse of the RHI scheme because Westminister Govt. Was paying . I'm sure it is red flagged in Downing St.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: April 03, 2020, 06:03:19 PM »
They have to finish the current season, there is no fair way to abandon it with all the implications for relegation and promotion as well as champions league places. Liverpool winning it is a done deal whether they finish the league or not.

Playing games behind closed doors will be a reality. It is a safe and time effective solution to getting the season finished. In terms of players being too close to each other. They can be tested before games and are all fit young men.

You read about the Irish league player who got it and needed a ventilator to breathe?

Everyone has to go back to work eventually and when they do there will be nerves and worries but life goes on.

But the young and fit are not immune, thatís all Iím pointing out, Belgian FA have awarded the leagues as is.

Brugge were 13 points clear with two games left to play

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: April 02, 2020, 12:02:32 PM »
Clubs dont pay a huge amount of money to the Central Council at Croke Park, other than Player Injury Fund. They would pay more fees to their own county boards.
Between both I'd say £20k For most clubs for nothing in return yet or in the foreseeable Future - this could push many clubs right to wire

Need to start asking the CB's to cut their fees.

They're not paying for development squads, senior teams training or referee's fees at the minute or for the foreseeable.

Clubs have paid PIF to date which would range from Ä900 to Ä6500, depending on number of  teams being fielded.
Clubs contribution to PIF represents about 20% of the overall cost of the scheme . GAA  put Ä6million into the pot .
No fees to Antrim GAA have been paid or asked for

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: April 02, 2020, 12:32:34 AM »
Clubs dont pay a huge amount of money to the Central Council at Croke Park, other than Player Injury Fund. They would pay more fees to their own county boards.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: April 01, 2020, 09:50:47 PM »
GAA Director General Tom Ryan told employees that their wages would be cut by between 10-20% on a sliding scale for the month of April. Those earning up to Ä38,000 would face a drop of 10%, while those in the Ä38,000-76,000 will be subject to a 15% cut.
All told, 500 employees paid by Central Council, will be affected. However, this cost cutting measure will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

Must've been reading your post.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: March 30, 2020, 11:24:15 PM »
Lots of things he says smack of hypocricy. He ranted about Sky on Twitter and on RTE, and when he was pushed out of RTE, he took up the offer by Eir saying he missed being a pundit.
Eirsport is part of Eir broadband package (Eur 40 p/m) in the 26 counties
Is it part of any similar package in the 6 counties?

 Don't use Eir.. I'm not in the 6 Counties. Cavan 

Monaghan borders 3 of the 6 Counties so you should have some Idea. Not like it's Dublin or Cork as another poster said.

It's available via Sky subscription

After you sign up with Sky, is it free or do you have to pay Eir on top of Sky?

It ain't free to view on sky

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