Colleges pay millions to settle staff disputes

Ireland“Top Irish colleges have spent millions over the past five years dealing with bitter and complex internal staff disputes, figures obtained by the Sunday Independent reveal. Several of Ireland’s top universities have been involved in lengthy disputes with members of staff and new information reveals an alarming number of bullying and harassment claims within the country’s top colleges. Well-placed sources have revealed that over 30 complaints of bullying and harassment are currently being investigated across several of Ireland’s colleges. In the latest case to emerge, Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) has spent in excess of €840,000 in dealing with complaints of bullying and harassment at the institute since 2000 …” (more)

[Daniel McConnell, Independent, 5 April]

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