Workers raise doubt about NUIG equality post

Posted in Governance and administration on March 15th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“University workers have raised doubts about the independence of NUI Galway’s new vice-president for equality and diversity. Trade union SIPTU fears that the appointment could be an ‘expensive public relations exercise’ …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Galway City Tribune, 14 March]

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WIT withdraws memo regarding redundancy scheme

Posted in Governance and administration on February 25th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Waterford Institute of Technology has withdrawn a letter sent to unions stating that the Department of Education and Skills had informed them of the possibility of a voluntary redundancy scheme for public servants employed in the education and training sector. The memo seen by RTÉ News was sent to representatives of the Teachers Union of Ireland, IMPACT, Unite and SIPTU last night by a senior manager at WIT …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 25 February]

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‘A Survey of Academic Staff on Working Conditions at Dublin City University’, DCU SIPTU report, just published

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

IrelandForeword I am delighted to introduce this survey of academic staff on working conditions at DCU carried out by the SIPTU Section Committee. As DCU moves towards the ‘incorporation’ of St Patrick’s College Drumcondra, Mater Dei Institute of Education and the Church of Ireland College of Education it is vital that the union benchmarks staff conditions as change (not always positive) will be the order of the day …” (more, download)

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Info-session for casualised staff organised by SIPTU-DCU, Wednesday 25 November

Posted in Governance and administration on November 14th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Are you an hourly paid lecturer, contract researcher or instructor, tutor or student worker? Are you based at DCU? 3lww will speak at an info-session for casualised staff …” (more)

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Siptu Conference: University slated for lack of action on ‘discrimination’

Posted in Governance and administration on October 8th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Siptu has condemned a lack of action by management at NUI Galway to address what it describes as problems related to discrimination and precarious working conditions at the university …” (more)

[Stephen Rogers, Irish Examiner, 8 September]

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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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SIPTU members not surprised at failure of NUI Galway to receive equality award

Posted in Governance and administration on July 31st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“SIPTU members have said they are not surprised at the failure of NUI Galway to secure an Athena Swan award for gender equality policies in higher education in light of the number of outstanding issues concerning discrimination at the third level institution …” (more)

[SIPTU, 31 July]

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NUI Galway fails to secure gender equality accreditation

Posted in Governance and administration on July 31st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A campaign for equality at NUI Galway (NUIG) says that the university’s failure to secure a new accreditation for gender equality policies ‘vindicates’ its efforts. Trinity College Dublin and the University of Limerick have received British Athena SWAN bronze awards …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 30 July]

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SIPTU members vote in favour of Lansdowne Road public service proposals

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

Ireland“SIPTU members in the public service have overwhelmingly accepted the Lansdowne Road proposals following a ballot which was counted today in Liberty Hall, Dublin. Members supported the proposals with 78.5% of votes cast in favour and 21.5% against …” (more)

[SIPTU, 23 July]

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SIPTU meets with Minister for Education to discuss equality at NUI Galway

Posted in Governance and administration on July 16th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“SIPTU members at NUI Galway met with the Minister for Education, Jan O’Sullivan, this morning (Wednesday, 15th July) to discuss their demand for an independent taskforce to investigate gender discrimination in the university. The delegation included SIPTU representatives of academic, technical and administration staff and SIPTU Organisers …” (more)

[SIPTU, 15 July]

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Third Level Staff – NUI Galway

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on July 1st, 2015 by steve

IrelandDeputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills in view of the damage to the reputation of the National University of Ireland by recent high profile discrimination against female academic staff and applicants at the National University of Ireland Galway, if she will back the Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union’s call for an independent equality review …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 30 June]

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NUI Galway’s Governing Authority ‘fully accepts’ recommendations by Gender Equality task force

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

Ireland“NUI Galway’s Governing Authority has said it fully accepts the recommendations presented by the Task Force for Gender Equality. At a meeting today the new task force presented its Progress Report along with its first set of recommendations …” (more)

[Caroline Crawford, Independent, 23 June]

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Academics and Unions highlight urgent need for independent NUIG equality review – Ó Clochartaigh

Posted in Governance and administration on June 17th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Representatives of workers from SIPTU at NUIG outlined the need for a fully independent inquiry into equality issues in the college when they addressed Oireachtas members in Leinster House yesterday …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 17 June]

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SIPTU calls on Maynooth University to reverse decision to close swimming pool

Posted in Governance and administration on June 16th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“SIPTU members employed at the swimming pool in Maynooth University, Co Kildare, have called on the college administration to reverse its decision to close the facility …” (more)

[SIPTU, 16 June]

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Gender Equality – NUI Galway

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 11th, 2015 by steve

IrelandJonathan O’Brien (Cork North Central, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the date on which she expects to receive the Higher Education Authority report on gender equality in third level colleges, following the recent audit which the authority initiated …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 10 June]

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Siptu to urge members to back new public service pay agreement

Posted in Governance and administration on June 6th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The country’s largest trade union, Siptu, is to urge its members to support the proposed new public service pay deal. The union said its national executive council had concluded the proposed deal represented ‘reasonable progress towards the objective of recovering pay lost following the economic collapse of 2008’ …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 5 June]

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Trade union wins low pay appeal against NUI Galway

Posted in Legal issues on June 3rd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Labour Court has told NUI Galway that it was wrong to impose a lower rate of pay on a female lecturer it employed in 2011. Trade union SIPTU won its appeal against NUIG in relation to the appropriate pay scale of one of its members …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Galway City Tribune, 2 June]

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Progress reported in public sector pay talks

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

Ireland“Talks on the restoration of public sector pay broke up without agreement early this morning despite earlier optimism that a deal could be brokered. Union officials emerged from the negotiations just before 2am to say that progress had been made. Talks are to resume at 10am …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 29 May]

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