Academics want new probe on NUIG equality

Posted in Governance and administration on January 9th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Academic staff at NUI Galway have voted for an independent body to be set up to assess equality in the university. SIPTU academic staff voted unanimously for the independent investigation, after raising concerns about equality procedures in the university …” (more)

[Caroline Crawford, Independent, 9 January]

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Siptu calls for external audit of equality at NUI Galway

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

Ireland“Trade union SIPTU has called for an external audit of ‘all aspects’ of equality at NUI Galway (NUIG) by independent experts …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 8 January]

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Union chief wants new public-sector pay talks

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

Ireland“The leader of the country’s largest union is calling for fresh talks regarding public-sector pay before the Haddington Road Agreement expires next year …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 4 January]

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Public sector workers shouldn’t expect a pay rise this year

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

Ireland“Taoiseach Enda Kenny has indicated it is unlikely this year that there will be a reversal of the cuts to public sector pay. Speaking to political correspondents in a pre-Christmas briefing, Kenny said economic recovery is the government’s priority …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 4 January]

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NUIG Siptu members to vote on equality audit of posts

Posted in Governance and administration on December 11th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Siptu trade union members on NUI Galway’s academic staff may push for an independent ‘equality audit’ of university posts. About 230 academics who are members of the union will be asked to vote at an ’emergency’ meeting early January on a motion calling for a ‘comprehensive’ audit throughout the college …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 11 December]

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Micheline Sheehy Skeffington: ‘I’m from a family of feminists. I took this case to honour them’

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on December 6th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“The academic has won a landmark Equality Tribunal case against her former employer, NUI Galway, for discrimination in not promoting her. Women know why she took the case. “Men don’t get it”, she says …” (more)

[Rosita Boland, Irish Times, 6 December]

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Men outnumber women in senior university positions by five to one

Posted in Governance and administration on December 3rd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“The number of men in senior academic posts still substantially outnumber women, new research has found. Today’s results showed that while there was an even balance of genders in all positions across higher education, senior teaching posts were dominated by males …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 3 December]

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Leinster College teachers and students to protest

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

Ireland“Teachers and students from Leinster College are to hold a protest in Dublin in the next hour this morning …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 30 October]

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Leinster College students asked to make payments a week before college closure

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

Ireland“Leinster College students were asked to make payments to clear outstanding debts a week before college closures, the Sunday Business Post has learned …” (more)

[Leanna Byrne, Business Post, 29 October]

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Thousands of students set for City Centre march

Posted in Governance and administration on October 7th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Between 3,000 and 5,000 students are expected to take part in the Union of Students in Ireland’s protest march tomorrow ahead of next week’s budget announcements …” (more)

[Jack Leahy, University Times, 7 October]

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USI rejects contribution fee proposals

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on September 29th, 2014 by steve

“The President of the Union of Students in Ireland, Laura Harmon, has demanded colleges stop treating students as the soft route to more cash. She has rejected calls for an increase in the student contribution to higher education …” (more)

[Union of Students in Ireland, 29 September]

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USI prepares for battle as Budget threatens fee hikes and grant cuts

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on September 29th, 2014 by steve

“Following the recent education forum organised by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) as part of its ‘Education Is’ national campaign, the president of USI, Laura Harmon, was keen to explain the points of this year’s USI pre-budget submissions …” (more)

[Niamh Geoghegan, Campus.ie, 29 September]

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SIPTU may push for new public service pay deal

Posted in Governance and administration on April 8th, 2014 by steve

“SIPTU has said that if IBEC’s favourable predictions for economic improvement in 2014 materialise, it could create the conditions for a new public service pay deal before the end of the Haddington Road Agreement …” (more)

[Stephen Rogers, Irish Examiner, 8 April]

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USI to announce collaboration with SIPTU

Posted in Governance and administration on March 31st, 2014 by steve

“SIPTU president Jack O’Connor will launch an historic new USI-SIPTU agreement, giving all USI members access to, and the support of SIPTU in their workplace …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 31 March]

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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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No end to pay dispute at Tyndall Institute

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

“The science and technology research staff at the Tyndall Institute are continuing their campaign regarding the ongoing pay dispute …” (more)

[Roisin Burke, Cork Independent, 20 February]

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Cancelled lectures likely as Tyndall staff bring pay dispute to UCC

Posted in Governance and administration on February 20th, 2014 by steve

“Lecture cancellations and library closures could be possible next week as an industrial dispute at one of University College Cork’s and the country’s most prestigious research centres hits the main campus …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 20 February]

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Staff at Tyndall Institute strike again as campaign intensifies

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

“SIPTU members at the Tyndall National Institute, which is part of University College Cork, undertook industrial action again today …” (more, video)

[The Journal.ie, 19 February]

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Workers picket Tyndall Institute over pay inequality

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

“Members of two trade unions have today placed pickets at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork in a dispute over pay inequality with colleagues they say are doing similar work at University College Cork but are being paid more …” (more)

[Barry Roche, Irish Times, 19 February]

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