IFUT consider High Court action against UCD

“The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) have threatened to take the university to the High Court if a decision is taken to ignore a Labour Court recommendation to promote Senior Lecturer of Philosophy, Dr Ger Casey to the role of Associate Professor. The Labour Court ruled that UCD was wrong in failing to promote Dr Casey on 8th December 2008, however the university has yet to signal its acceptance or rejection of the recommendation. General Secretary of IFUT, Mike Jennings told The University Observer that while he had expected to receive an official acceptance of the recommendation from the university before now, he is confident that Dr Casey will be promoted due to the ‘unequivocal and straight forward recommendation from the primary industrial relations body of this country’. Criticising the university’s delay in promoting Dr Casey, Mr Jennings stated that, ‘if the university refuses to accept its obligations, there is no way in the wide world that IFUT will let them get away with that’. Echoing this sentiment, Dr Casey explained that the university must now either accept or reject the recommendation, adding that ‘If they reject then we’re off to the High Court’ …” (more)

[Danielle Moran, University Observer, 10 February]

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