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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Staff place picket at Tyndall Institute over pay

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

“Staff members from Cork’s prestigious Tyndall Institute went on strike today, angry that they earn almost 20% less than their UCC colleagues …” (more)

[Alan Healy, Evening Echo, 21 January]

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Staff to picket Tyndall in pay dispute

Posted in Governance and administration on January 21st, 2014 by steve

“SIPTU will mount pickets at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork this morning over what it describes as a disparity of up to 20% in pay between its members and staff at University College Cork …” (more)

[Stephen Rogers, Irish Examiner, 21 January]

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Staff to picket UCC’s Tyndall Institute tomorrow over pay dispute

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on January 20th, 2014 by steve

“SIPTU members will place a picket at the Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork (UCC) tomorrow morning over a pay dispute …” (more)

[BusinessETC, 20 January]

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Union sets out principles for workload talks

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

“DCU academic reps have had two preliminary meetings with John Doyle, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), concerning the definition and monitoring of academic work …” (more)

[DCU union, 13 December]

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Formal launch of Defend the University

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

“The joint SIPTU and IFUT charter for action against the corporatization of Irish universities was formally launched yesterday (November 25th) …” (more)

[DCU union, 26 November]

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Universities becoming ‘profit-making institutions’

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

“Irish universities are turning into profit-making institutions rather than serving their proper purpose as a public good. The change could destroy the higher education sector, university staff have warned …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 25 November]

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Support staff and the Defend the University campaign

Posted in Governance and administration on November 19th, 2013 by steve

“The recently launched Defend the University campaign is not just about academics. DCU SIPTU Chair Ciarán McKenna outlines, in an article for the campaign website, how professional administrators, technical officers, librarians and others face new pressures and threats of outsourcing in the name of efficiency …” (more)

[DCU union, 19 November]

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Solidarity with UK colleagues in dispute

Posted in Governance and administration on November 4th, 2013 by steve

“The DCU SIPTU Section Committee strongly support our UK colleagues currently in dispute over pay cuts, as part of their efforts to resist the continued attacks on third level education there …” (more)

[DCU union, 4 November]

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National College of Ireland staff to undertake industrial action

Posted in Governance and administration on October 30th, 2013 by steve

“Around 100 members of staff are to undertake industrial action at the National College of Ireland due to what SIPTU describes as a ‘unilateral breach by the college management of an agreement reached with union members two years ago’ …” (more)

[TheJounal.ie, 29 October]

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DCU is a place of learning, not just enterprise

Posted in Governance and administration on October 18th, 2013 by steve

“SIPTU Education Sector Organiser Louise O’Reilly responds to a call by the president of Dublin City University for further neo-liberal ‘reforms’ to third level education …” (more)

[DCU union, 18 October]

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Open forum: Defending the Public University

Posted in Governance and administration on September 30th, 2013 by steve

“The DCU Section Committee will host a public forum on October 23rd to highlight and discuss the ongoing attacks on the public university in Ireland and elsewhere …” (more)

[DCU Union, 30 September]

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Alleged systematic exploitation of unpaid interns by German Department

Posted in Governance and administration on September 19th, 2013 by steve

“… Having interviewed a number of former interns, none of whom wish to be named, Trinity News has learned that unpaid German students teach a significant number of the compulsory language classes taken weekly by Junior and Senior Freshman students in the Department …” (more)

[Catherine Healy, Trinity News, 18 September]

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Union restates position on work hours

Posted in Governance and administration on August 21st, 2013 by steve

“The SIPTU Section Committee has restated its position regarding increases to working hours which are being imposed under the terms of the Haddington Road Agreement …” (more)

[DCU union, 21 August]

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Taking a pay cut instead of extra hours

Posted in Governance and administration on July 8th, 2013 by steve

“In response to queries, the Section Committee has clarified that staff can take a pay ‘adjustment’ instead of extra hours imposed under Haddington Road …” (more)

[DCU union, 7 July]

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Haddington Road work hours implementation

Posted in Governance and administration on July 6th, 2013 by steve

“Following discussions with management and an information meeting with members yesterday, the Section Committee has issued a statement aimed at clarifying the position on working hours for SIPTU members at DCU …” (more)

[DCU union, 5 July]

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What Haddington Road says on work hours and consultation

Posted in Governance and administration on July 5th, 2013 by steve

“The Haddington Road Agreement, by which the University and the Union are bound, states the following in relation to implementation of increased working hours …” (more)

[DCU union, 5 July]

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SIPTU instructs members not to work extra hours

Posted in Governance and administration on July 3rd, 2013 by steve

“SIPTU has instructed members at DCU not to work extra hours demanded by management without consultation as required by the Haddington Road Agreement …” (more)

[DCU union, 3 July]

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Academics at NUI Galway get pay increase reinstated

Posted in Governance and administration on July 2nd, 2013 by steve

“Associate professors at NUI Galway have had an increase in pay reinstated following a ruling of the Labour Court. The case before the court involved a dispute between NUI Galway, represented by IBEC, and academic staff, represented by SIPTU, in relation to the pay of associate professors …” (more)

[The law report is here]
[Dara Bradley, Connacht Sentinel, 1 July]

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Unite to urge ‘Yes’ vote as it re-ballots members on pay deal

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

“The only union to formally reject the Haddington Road deal has reluctantly decided to re-ballot its members, recommending a Yes vote …” (more)

[Martin Frawley, Independent, 29 June]

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