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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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Section Committee comments on the ‘Haddington Road’ result

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

“Yet more pay cuts and extra work demands will hit DCU staff at the end of July, after SIPTU’s acceptance of the Haddington Road proposals, rejected by the majority at the University. Here, the DCU Section Committee sets out its position on the outcome of the union’s ballot …” (more)

[DCU union, 26 June]

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Picture Gallery: Unions Protest Proposed End to Free Parking in UCD

Posted in Life on June 25th, 2013 by steve

“Added by editor on June 25, 2013. Saved under News. Tags: free, paid, parking, UCD.” (pictures)

[College Tribune, 25 June]

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SIPTU votes to accept public sector pay deal

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

“Public sector members of SIPTU have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Haddington Road agreement, which plans to slash €300m off the public sector pay bill this year and €1bn by 2015 …” (more)

[Martin Frawley, Independent, 21 June]

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Siptu votes for Haddington Road pay deal

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

“Members of Siptu, the country’s largest trade union, have voted in favour of the Haddington Road agreement on public service pay …” (more)

[Genevieve Carbery, Irish Times, 20 June]

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SIPTU votes to back Haddington Road Agreement

Posted in Governance and administration on June 20th, 2013 by steve

“SIPTU has voted to back the Haddington Road Agreement on public sector pay and conditions. Members of the country’s largest trade unions voted 76% to 24% in favour …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 20 June]

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The Haddington Road deal is just the same as the last, with a few tweaks

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

“What is it about democracy in Ireland? When people vote and give the wrong answer, they are asked to vote again. The government did it with the Lisbon Treaty referendum and now the union leaders are doing the same with the Croke Park proposals …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 2 June]

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SIPTU will recommend pay and reform agreement

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 23rd, 2013 by steve

“The country’s largest union, SIPTU, has decided to recommend acceptance of the new public service pay and reform agreement to its members …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 23 May]

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