Report finds Irish male graduates earn €80,000 more in their lifetime than female graduates

Posted in Life on September 21st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“An Irish male graduate will earn, on average, €80,000 more in this lifetime than a female graduate, an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report has found. The report, which contains data on the state of education in countries around the world, also highlights a gender imbalance in a number of fields of study …” (more)

[Aisling Grace, Trinity News, 21 September]

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Teachers warned they won’t receive pay increases unless they sign up to new deal

Posted in Governance and administration on September 18th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has said unions that don’t sign up to a new public sector pay deal will not benefit from pay increases under it. The minister was speaking after the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) voted to back the Public Service Stability Agreement …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 18 September]

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Almost 75% of public servants will enjoy a wage boost over next three years

Posted in Governance and administration on September 18th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Almost three quarters of public servants will enjoy a wage boost of at least 7% over the next three years after unions backed a pay deal with the government this morning. The public service unions affiliated to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions ratified the Public Service Stability Agreement at a meeting this morning …” (more)

[Anne Marie Walsh, Independent, 18 September]

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Public service unions to ratify new pay deal

Posted in Governance and administration on September 18th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Public service trade unions will on Monday formally ratify the new pay deal for 300,000 State employees. Unions are now likely to press for an acceleration of the reviews of recruitment and retention problems – and measures that can be put in place to address them – which were scheduled to be completed by the end of next year …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 18 September]

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Academic … surely?

Posted in Governance and administration on September 17th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Following the discussion, actually it’s more like an argument, about high levels of pay for chancellors and vice-chancellors of UK universities it’s kind of breathtaking the excuses being put out about why some are ‘worth it’ …” (more)

[The Cedar Lounge Revolution, 17 September]

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Further backing for public pay deal

Posted in Governance and administration on September 16th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) backed the deal by a margin of 75% to 25%, while the Irish Medical Organisation did so by an even bigger margin of 85% to 15%. The biggest acceptance margin of all came from the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) which supported the new public service pay deal by 93% to 7% …” (more)

[Dan Buckley, Irish Examiner, 16 September]

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Teachers, lecturers vote for industrial action over pay gap

Posted in Governance and administration on September 15th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Teachers and lecturers have voted decisively to reject the new public service agreement and to back industrial action in opposition to the current two-tier pay structure in schools. Members of the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) opposed the new public service agreement by 87% to 13% …” (more)

[Martin Wall and Sarah Bardon, Irish Times, 14 September]

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Real prospect of teachers going their own way on public pay agreement

Posted in Governance and administration on September 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The prospect of further industrial action in schools later in the year will be determined by a number of key events over the coming weeks which will be watched very closely by the Government as well as tens of thousands of parents and students. In essence teachers will have to decide whether they should row in with what more than likely will be the majority decision of the public service trade union movement …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 9 September]

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ASTI recommends members reject new pay deal

Posted in Governance and administration on September 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Association of Secondary Teachers is recommending that their members reject the new public service pay agreement, they announced after a ballot was held this afternoon. The ASTI’s 180 member Executive Council voted no for the new pay deal, following claims that it does not address the lowers wages of teachers who have qualified since 2012 …” (more)

[Kathy Armstrong, Independent, 9 September]

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Unite union wants members to reject public sector pay deal

Posted in Governance and administration on August 17th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Members of the Unite trade union have been advised to reject a new public service pay agreement. Representatives met on Wednesday following several weeks of consultation with members …” (more)

[Jack Quann, newstalk, 16 August]

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Public sector pay: Siptu all but closes the deal

Posted in Governance and administration on August 11th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The decision by the members of the country’s biggest trade union, Siptu, to vote in favour of the proposed new public sector pay deal by a large majority will come as a huge relief to the Government. The result of the ballot on the Public Service Stability Agreement 2018-2020 means that the deal is now likely to be endorsed by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) …” (more)

[Irish Times, 11 August]

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SIPTU members vote in favour of the new public service pay deal

Posted in Governance and administration on August 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“SIPTU members have voted in favour of the new public service pay deal. 76% of members voted to accept the Public Service Stability Agreement. The result means a majority of public service employees have now voted in favour of the deal. The agreement is an extension of the Lansdowne Road Agreement …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 10 August]

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Gender pay gap at Queen’s University to be narrowed but will remain

Posted in Governance and administration on August 4th, 2017 by steve

“The pay gap between male and female professors at Queen’s University Belfast, which has drawn fierce criticism, is to remain for at least another seven years. The university came under fire from staff after a study found it had the widest gender pay gap among senior academics of 24 leading institutions in Britain and Northern Ireland …” (more)

[Simon Doyle, Irish News, 4 August]

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Mary Mitchell O’Connor won’t be drawn on €16k top-up

Posted in Governance and administration on July 18th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Super junior minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor has refused to say if she is still seeking a €16,288 salary top-up linked to the role despite the fact that the payment would need new legislation to be passed by the Dáil. The Fine Gael TD declined to clarify the situation on three occasions during a media briefing at the Department of Education, insisting the issue is ‘very low down on my agenda’ …” (more)

[Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, Irish Examiner, 18 July]

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IFUT Executive votes to recommend acceptance of pay talks proposals

Posted in Governance and administration on July 14th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Executive of the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has today (Thursday, July 13th) voted unanimously to recommend acceptance of the proposals arising from the recent Pay Talks …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 13 July]

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Primary teachers reject new public service pay agreement by overwhelming majority

Posted in Governance and administration on July 14th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) has rejected the new public service pay agreement by an overwhelming 89 to 11 per cent majority. The result is in line with the advice of the primary teacher union’s executive, which sought a rejection because the deal is not bringing about an end to two-tier pay rates …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 13 July]

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‘Outrageous’ salaries at Ulster University higher than Oxford and Cambridge

Posted in Governance and administration on July 13th, 2017 by steve

“Senior managers at the Ulster University are the third highest paid in the sector in the UK, it has been revealed. Of the 162 universities in the UK, only King’s College London and the University of Manchester pays its senior managers more than Ulster University …” (more)

[Rebecca Black, Belfast Telegraph, 13 July]

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Senior managers at Ulster University second highest paid in the UK in a year of mass lecturer redundancies

Posted in Governance and administration on July 11th, 2017 by steve

“Senior managers at Ulster University are the second highest paid in the UK, according to the Times Higher Education Pay Survey 2017. Of the 162 universities in the UK, only King’s College London pays its senior managers more than Ulster …” (more)

[UCU, 10 July]

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State cannot immediately repeal FEMPI – Donohoe

Posted in Governance and administration on June 29th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe has said the State cannot afford to immediately repeal Financial Emergency legislation (FEMPI), which underpinned the pay cuts imposed on the public sector during the economic crisis …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 29 June]

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Three teachers’ unions look set to reject pay deal

Posted in Governance and administration on June 27th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The country’s biggest secondary school teachers’ union looks set to recommend to its members that they reject the proposed public sector pay deal. The move means all three teachers’ unions may end up voting against the draft agreement …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 27 June]

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