UCC warns Tyndall staff after picket over pay

Posted in Governance and administration on January 22nd, 2014 by steve

“University College Cork has claimed an industrial action by staff at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork yesterday poses a ‘significant financial and reputational risk to what is an important regional and national asset’ …” (more)

[Stephen Rogers, Irish Examiner, 22 January]

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€1.4bn increments for public sector workers defended

Posted in Governance and administration on August 26th, 2013 by steve

“The payment of €1.4 bn of increments to public sector workers over the past six years is being defended …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 26 August]

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Thousands of teachers hit in pocket as increment freeze begins

Posted in Governance and administration on June 29th, 2013 by steve

“Thousands of second-level teachers and university lecturers face losing their increments from next week because they haven’t accepted the Haddington Road deal …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 29 June]

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Vast bulk of public servants back pay deal

Posted in Governance and administration on June 28th, 2013 by steve

“Medical laboratory scientists have become the latest group to accept the proposed new Haddington Road agreement on public service pay …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 28 June]

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Vast bulk of public service staff now signed up to Haddington Road agreement

Posted in Governance and administration on June 22nd, 2013 by steve

“The decision by gardaí and nurses to back the proposed Haddington Road deal means that the vast bulk of public service personnel have now agreed to be covered by its provisions …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 22 June]

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Chatterbox

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on May 28th, 2013 by steve

“… Croke Park and teachers. ‘There are many people in the public service on €65,000, presumably helped by increments. These proposals are simply unaffordable. The pension-contributions change is particularly worrying …'” (more)

[Irish Times, 28 May]

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Haddington Road Agreement Legal Anomaly

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 26th, 2013 by steve

“The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has said that the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Bill 2013, published by the government last week, would appear to automatically freeze increments of staff who are not a member of a trade union for three years, regardless of their willingness to sign up to the productivity proposals of the Haddington Road agreement …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 26 May]

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Croke Park: main points

Posted in Governance and administration on May 13th, 2013 by steve

“An overview of what has been agreed so far during negotiations on a new public sector pay deal …” (more)

[Irish Times, 13 May]

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Significant progress in talks between Government and unions on pay bill

Posted in Governance and administration on May 13th, 2013 by steve

“There have been significant breakthroughs in the Government’s bid to secure reductions in its pay bill by agreement with a number of trade unions. Last night the Government revised key elements of its original proposals regarding pay cuts and freezing increments for higher earners …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 13 May]

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Croke Park accord must be reviewed in light of fiscal needs, says Coveney

Posted in Governance and administration on December 28th, 2012 by steve

“Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said he finds some limitations of the Croke Park agreement very frustrating and has called for a delay in the payment of increments to public-sector workers to be considered …” (more)

[Mary Minihan, Irish Times, 28 December]

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