Unions Set For ‘Pivotal’ Meeting with College on April 11th

Posted in Governance and administration on April 7th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Trinity is due to meet with the two unions representing administrative and service staff on April 11th in the latest attempt to resolve the ongoing dispute over contracts and promotions. The Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU) and Unite, whose members in Trinity have already voted to support industrial and strike action, will meet with Trinity on April 11th at a hearing of the Workplace Relations Commission …” (more)

[Dillon Hennessy, University Times, 7 April]

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Minister urged to intervene in NUIG row

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

Ireland“Unionised workers at NUI Galway are ‘angry and frustrated’ by university management’s refusal to attend the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) to resolve a dispute over an equality taskforce …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Connacht Tribune, 15 September]

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Unions outraged at NUI Galway refusal to attend LRC to discuss equality taskforce

Posted in Governance and administration on September 4th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“SIPTU and IFUT have expressed outrage at the refusal by management at NUI Galway to attend a meeting at the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) to discuss an equality taskforce it has appointed …” (more)

[Facebook, 2 September]

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Unions outraged at NUI Galway refusal to attend LRC to discuss equality taskforce

Posted in Governance and administration on September 2nd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“SIPTU and IFUT have expressed outrage at the refusal by management at NUI Galway to attend a meeting at the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) to discuss an equality taskforce it has appointed …” (more)

[SIPTU, 2 September]

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Face-to-face negotiations on public pay begin

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

Ireland“The first face-to-face negotiations in the public sector pay talks got under way in Dublin this afternoon. The negotiations involve more than 19 public sector unions and officials from the Department of Public Expenditure …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 19 May]

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Third Level Staff Remuneration – Tyndall Institute

Posted in Governance and administration on May 1st, 2015 by steve

IrelandDeputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she will authorise the implementation of the agreed rates for jobs in an institute (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 30 April]

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Exams won’t be disrupted by industrial action, UCC says

Posted in Governance and administration on April 25th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork says student exams will not be disrupted as a result of industrial action. Staff at the Tyndall National Institute have served notice that they are to picket the research body and college campus next month in a row over pay parity …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 25 April]

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NUI Galway urged to attend talks

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

Ireland“The Labour Relations Commission is again asking NUI Galway to come to talks with staff of a college due to come under its control, following Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan’s intervention in the dispute …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 10 April]

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Staff at Sligo college to stage second strike over NUIG merger

Posted in Governance and administration on March 23rd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Academic staff at St Angela’s college Sligo are to stage a second one-day strike next month as the stalemate continues over a planned merger with NUI Galway. The Teachers’ Union of Ireland said the refusal of NUIG to negotiate with the union was ‘an affront to all established industrial relations practices’ …” (more)

[Marese McDonagh, Irish Times, 23 March]

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Staff dispute may see €1m added to UCC’s pay bill

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

Ireland“More than €1m could be added to the annual pay bill at University College Cork if a report on equalising pay at one of its biggest research centres is adopted. Despite recommendations that more than two-thirds of staff receive average increases of €9,000 a year each at the Tyndall National Institute, unions will outline concerns about the job comparison exercise …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 26 February]

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Minister ‘can’t get involved’ in ITs row

Posted in Governance and administration on February 12th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan says she cannot get involved in the dispute in which lecturers at institutes of technology in Cork and Tralee are moving towards industrial action over a planned merger. The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has lodged a dispute …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 11 February]

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Technological Universities

Posted in Governance and administration on February 11th, 2015 by steve

IrelandDeputy Jonathan O’Brien: I am sure the Minister is very well aware of the media attention on the proposed Munster technological university in recent days. Today, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland lodged a dispute with the Labour Relations Commission. I do not know whether that affects what can be said on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 11 February]

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IT lecturers support suspension of merger

Posted in Governance and administration on November 19th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“The trade union representing lecturers at both Waterford and Carlow ITs has formally lodged a dispute with the Labour Relations Commission over the lack of consultation regarding the proposed merger of the two ITs …” (more)

[Michelle Clancy, Munster Express, 19 November]

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TUI says ITs should be able to apply individually for University status

Posted in Governance and administration on November 1st, 2014 by steve

“The Teachers Union of Ireland says the Government must rethink its insistence on college mergers before they can gain university status. IrelandThe TUI is to formally lodge a dispute with the Labour Relations Commission …” (more)

[WLR FM, 31 October]

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Lecturers seek rethink on technological universities plan

Posted in Governance and administration on October 30th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“TUI says insistence on mergers ‘is more related to rationalisation’ than academic merit. Lecturers at institutes of technology are urging the Government to rethink its insistence on college mergers before they can gain university status …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 30 October]

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College’s lecturing staff lift threat of industrial action

Posted in Teaching on September 13th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Lecturing staff at one of the country’s largest third-level colleges have agreed to enter further talks and have lifted a threat to some of its online courses in a dispute over workloads …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 13 September]

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CIT online courses on hold amid row

Posted in Governance and administration on September 12th, 2014 by steve

“A number of online courses at Cork Institute of Technology, which were due to start on Monday, look unlikely to go ahead on that day due to industrial action. The Teaching Union of Ireland has said that its members will refuse to engage in either the delivery or development of the modules …” (more)

[Stephen Rogers, Irish Examiner, 12 September]

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Government urged to raise salaries of student nurses

Posted in Governance and administration on April 23rd, 2014 by steve

“The Government has been urged to boost ‘yellow pack’ wages for student nurses after a minister promised better pay for teacher recruits …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly and Anne-Marie Walsh, Independent, 23 April]

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Strike over UCC pay dispute called off

Posted in Governance and administration on February 26th, 2014 by steve

“A one-day strike which could have brought UCC to a halt today has been called off in light of agreement on how to resolve a pay dispute at one of its most prestigious research centres …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 26 February]

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Planned Tyndall strike called off

Posted in Governance and administration on February 25th, 2014 by steve

“A strike planned for tomorrow at the Tyndall research institute in Cork and at University College Cork has been called off, following intervention by the Labour Relations Commission …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 25 February]

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