Unions warn that UCD plans to sack staff will damage economy

Ireland“Ireland’s largest university has clashed with unions over plans to sack research staff. University College Dublin (UCD) last week briefed Unite, the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT), and SIPTU on the proposals, which have sparked outrage. Union leaders and research­ers warned any such redundancies will have ‘serious implications’ for Ireland’s third-level sector. The unions have argued that over a quarter of the research staff in the college are eligible for permanency in their field, but the college has moved to ensure there are no permanent staff contracts as the funding crisis deepens …” (more)

[Jennifer Bray, Sunday Tribune, 28 June]

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