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Ulster Teachers’ Union

General Election 2019 – the future of education in Northern Ireland

27th Nov 2019

 

Dear UTU Colleague,  

General Election 2019 – the future of education in Northern Ireland  

As you will know UTU in Northern Ireland are working closely with our colleagues in INTO and NEU and meet regularly through a Joint Board. At our last meeting we agreed to issue a joint statement in respect of education as an election issue in Northern Ireland.  

Together we want candidates in the General Election to understand that the future of education will be of significance in the decision making of voters.   UTU, along with INTO and NEU believe it is time to cut through the political stasis in Northern Ireland, and party divisions on education, and start listening to those who know – teachers and education staff working in schools.  

We believe that education needs to be well resourced, with fully qualified teachers, appropriately paid and supported to deliver life changing learning to our young people.   We urge everyone, parents, grandparents, anyone with an interest in education or the future of this community to join with UTU, INTO, and NEU in sending a clear message to all political parties; each child matters and each vote counts.  

Read our poster for some suggested questions that you can put to election candidates.