Labour Court recommendation represents historic victory for academic freedom

“IFUT has warmly welcomed a Recommendation from the Labour Court that disciplinary warnings against a University Academic who had been punished for not following orders regarding his Research Plans should be quashed and expunged from his employment record. The Labour Court also recommended (LCR 19466) that the university, Trinity College Dublin (TCD), should ‘proceed as swiftly as possible to reach an agreement’ with IFUT on a new, agreed approach to Academic Research. The case, which has been in progress since Autumn 2007, was better known in academic circles internationally than it was in Ireland …” (more)

[IFUT, 26 February]

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