Gender-isory

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on January 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“This November marks the second anniversary of my successful gender equality case at the Equality Tribunal against NUI Galway for its failure to appoint me to the post of Senior Lecturer. It was hailed as a landmark case and should have been a call to arms, not just for NUI Galway, but for all third-level institutions. However, the awakening is slow and I doubt that much has changed on the ground – or in attitudes amongst university management …” (more)

[Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, Village Magazine, 10 January]

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NUI Galway punishing women who highlighted gender discrimination, says IFUT

Posted in Legal issues on November 14th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Federation of University teachers (IFUT) has criticised NUI Galway for failing to address outstanding legal and Labour Court cases on blatant gender discrimination, a full two years after the Equality Tribunal ruled against the college in the Sheehy-Skeffington case …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 13 November]

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HEA begins third-level gender equality review

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 29th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A review of gender equality among third-level staff is to recommend ways to improve women’s representation at senior academic levels. The Higher Education Authority (HEA), which initiated the exercise, said gender inequality was systemic across the sector and not just NUI Galway which has been the subject of attention on the issue in recent months … ” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 29 May]

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Call for implementation of gender pay gap recommendation

Posted in Governance and administration on April 29th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Federation of University Teachers has called on the Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan to implement a European Commission recommendation on improving pay transparency which would help close the gender pay gap …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 28 April]

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Third Level Staff: NUIG and Gender Equality

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on April 15th, 2015 by steve

IrelandLorraine Higgins (Labour): I am raising the approach of the National University of Ireland Galway, NUIG, to gender among its academic ranks. The Minister of State may be aware that in December 2014, an NUIG academic, Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, won an Equality Tribunal case against the university for discrimination on the basis of gender in the 2009 round of promotions to senior lecturer. Dr Sheehy Skeffington is the first female academic to have achieved this outcome in Ireland …” (more)

[Seanad debates, 15 April]

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Minister urges NUI Galway to ensure ‘proper consultation’ over gender equality

Posted in Governance and administration on April 9th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has urged NUI Galway (NUIG) to ensure there is ‘proper consultation’ with staff on the issue of gender equality. Speaking to reporters at an Impact education division conference in Galway, Ms O’Sullivan said she believed the university’s decision to establish a task force on gender equality in the wake of a recent Equality Tribunal ruling was a ‘positive response’ …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 9 April]

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NUI Galway examining possible data breach

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on March 31st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway (NUIG) said it was examining a possible ‘data breach’ last week relating to personal information of university staff. The university said it was ‘conscious that there may or may not have been a data breach last week and the matter is currently being looked into’ …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 31 March]

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NUI Galway approves membership of gender equality taskforce

Posted in Governance and administration on February 28th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway (NUIG) has approved the full membership of its taskforce on gender equality, following last year’s Equality Tribunal discrimination ruling in favour of scientist Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 28 February]

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Gender equality demonstration held at NUI Galway

Posted in Governance and administration on February 26th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Campaigners for gender equality at NUI Galway, who are seeking promotion of five female lecturers, have staged a demonstration outside a meeting of the university’s academic council …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 25 February]

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Call to overhaul procedures for third-level promotions

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 19th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Measures to improve women’s representation at senior academic levels are pointless unless promotion procedures are transparent, says an activist who won a recent high-profile case. Micheline Sheehy Skeffington was successful in her case against NUI Galway for gender discrimination …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 19 February]

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Sligo college lecturers concerned at plan to change job titles under NUIG merger

Posted in Governance and administration on February 13th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Academic staff at St Angela’s College in Sligo have expressed alarm at a plan to demote their posts from university lecturer to teacher as part of full integration with NUI Galway (NUIG). There are almost 60 full-time academic staff at the college, most of them female, and all currently hold the position of lecturer …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 13 February]

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Gender Equality in Promotions

Posted in Legal issues on February 12th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The case of Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, who successfully claimed gender discrimination concerning the senior lecturer promotions process in NUI Galway, has been widely reported in the media …” (more)

[Darius Whelan, Irish Law Updates, 12 February]

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SIPTU members criticise proposed NUI Galway taskforce into gender discrimination

Posted in Governance and administration on February 10th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“SIPTU members have strongly criticised the procedures surrounding the proposed establishment of a taskforce to investigate gender inequality at NUI Galway, following cases of discrimination at the institution that have been highlighted by the Equality Tribunal …” (more)

[SIPTU, 10 February]

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Task force on gender equality initiated by NUI Galway

Posted in Governance and administration on January 30th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington says ‘concrete action’ required. NUI Galway (NUIG) is setting up a task force to advise on policies, procedures and a ‘range of initiatives’ related to achieving gender equality …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 30 January]

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NUIG societies back campaign for equality for women lecturers

Posted in Governance and administration on January 20th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Some 25 societies at NUI Galway (NUIG) have backed a new campaign to demand equality for their female lecturers at the university. The campaign, which was endorsed by scientist Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, aims to lobby for equality ‘across the board’ …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 20 January]

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NUIG must uphold employee equality rights – Carthy and Ó Clochartaigh

Posted in Governance and administration on January 19th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh and his party colleague Matt Carthy MEP are to seek an urgent meeting with the President of NUIG to voice their concerns over equality issues in the university …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 19 January]

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Can a university be ‘committed’ to fighting gender discrimination while spending thousands of euro appealing cases it has already lost at the equality tribunal?

Posted in Governance and administration on January 13th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The university says that it is ‘committed’ to fighting gender imbalance at NUI Galway. It must be true because President Jim Browne has made a press release saying so …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 13 January]

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Five female academics to take legal proceedings over gender imbalance against NUI Galway

Posted in Legal issues on December 17th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Five female academics have said they are instituting legal proceedings against NUI Galway (NUIG) over gender imbalance at the university. The five women, who have met NUIG president Dr Jim Browne, are taking the action following the recent Equality Tribunal ruling in favour of scientist Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 17 December]

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Five female lecturers to bring NUIG to court over promotions

Posted in Legal issues on December 17th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Five female lecturers at NUI Galway are to start legal proceedings against the University in the Circuit Court later this week …” (more)

[Caroline Crawford, Independent, 17 December]

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Three NUIG staff members promoted after review

Posted in Governance and administration on December 16th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway is to promote three staff members to the post of senior lecturer after accepting a flaw in the appointment process earlier this year. At this afternoon’s meeting of the institute’s Governing Authority a recommendation to promote the staff was accepted, following ‘scoring errors’ in the promotion process …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 16 December]

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