19th March 2020
UTU CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
UTU attended a meeting this morning regarding the way forward for schools in dealing with the COVID19. All key personnel attended the meeting including the Minister for Education, the Permanent Secretary, representatives of the Employing Authorities and education unions, both teaching and non-teaching.
It was the first time that all key personnel and decision makers in the education system had come together to begin to formulate a joined-up, coherent approach to the situation facing us and that was welcomed.
The Minister for Education stated his intention to issue a letter to schools to provide a broad strategy for the way forward. The letter has now been sent to schools and other educational settings download below).
The detail of the way forward is to be addressed as a matter of urgency by working groups taken from those present.
It is vital that you, the practitioners, share the out-workings of these decisions with us in the coming days to enable us to contribute effectively to developing policy.
We commend you for your continuing calm and professional approach to what are extremely difficult times.
UTU will continue to keep you updated.
19th March 2020
CONTACTING THE UTU DURING OFFICE CLOSURES
We are aware of the very difficult situation in which you are working at the moment and can assure you that UTU is working continuously to address the many issues which you have raised.
In line with the PHA advice, the UTU staff from tomorrow will be trialling methods of working remotely and ask for your forbearance regarding this situation. It is our intention to continue to provide a full service but structured in a slightly different way. We will revisit the practice if we feel we are not addressing your needs to the full.
We are therefore asking that you contact us with your issues and queries in the following way.
Include the following:
- Your name
- Your TR number
- Your contact details
Our clerical staff will pass your details straight to an Official who will contact you as soon as possible and within 24/48 hours.
Please be aware that we are receiving a considerable number of queries at the moment and are working very hard to answer them all.
We will also continue to provide you with updates as new information arises.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
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