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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Staff at Tyndall National Institute stage strike

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

“Employees at a research centre in Cork are staging a one-day strike saying they are being paid up to 30% less than staff with similar jobs in nearby University College Cork …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 19 February]

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Institute staff to picket UCC as pay dispute escalates

Posted in Governance and administration on February 6th, 2014 by steve

“Staff at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork are to mount pickets at University College Cork in an escalation of their campaign over a perceived pay inequity between themselves and their counterparts in the university …” (more)

[Stephen Rogers, Irish Examiner, 6 February]

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Saving the Irish University

Posted in Governance and administration on January 28th, 2014 by steve

“Does the Irish University need saving? A new campaign, called Defend the University, seems to think so. This campaign was launched in late November 2013 by two unions, SIPTU and the Irish Federation of University Teachers …” (more)

[Amy Walsh, College Tribune, 28 January]

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DCU union supports Tyndall staff

Posted in Governance and administration on January 23rd, 2014 by steve

“The DCU SIPTU Section Committee, representing all grades of staff at the University, has voted to express its support for colleagues at the Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork …” (more)

[DCU union, 23 January]

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Union warns of further action in Tyndall dispute

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

“SIPTU has warned of further industrial action at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork if progress is not made on pay rates for staff. SIPTU organizer Bill Mulcahy said the staff are University College Cork staff, and should be on UCC rates …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 22 January]

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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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