Maltreatment of researchers ‘no longer tolerable’, says IFUT President

Posted in Governance and administration on May 7th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The continued maltreatment of researchers in the university sector can no longer be tolerated and must be urgently addressed by the Department of Education and universities alike, Michael Delargey, UCC-based President of the Irish Federation of University Teachers, said at the 2017 Conference of IFUT in Dublin …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 6 May]

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Budget 2017: More allocated for scientific and humanities research

Posted in Research on October 12th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Departments of Jobs and of Education have both receive additional money to spend on scientific and humanities research. The Jobs allocation will see Science Foundation Ireland receive a 3.5% increase to €162.5 million, and Enterprise Ireland will have €122 million to invest in research supports, up 3.7% …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 11 October]

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UCD, Trinity and Tyndall Institute dominate SFI funding

Posted in Research on August 4th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Researchers at three institutes got €36m of €55m pledged by Science Foundation Ireland. Researchers at Trinity, UCD and Cork’s Tyndall National Institute won nearly €36 million of the more than €55 million pledged in research grants by Science Foundation Ireland …” (more)

[Sunday Business Post, 3 August]

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Tyndall National Institute reports revenues of €31.6m

Posted in Research on July 25th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Tyndall National Institute in Cork has reported revenues of €31.6 million for 2015, down slightly from €31.8 million the previous year. In its annual report the research institute says it received €3.4 million in Government grants, up from €2.9 million the previous year, while its research generated €26 million in income. The contribution from University College Cork was €2.15 million …” (more)

[Irish Times, 25 July]

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Labour Court Recommendations: Tyndall Institute

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on January 30th, 2016 by steve

IrelandMichael McGrath (Cork South Central, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the steps she is taking to ensure that the Labour Court Recommendation LCR20577 in respect of a Labour Court hearing on 29 May 2013, relating to the pay of four workers at University College Cork Tyndall Institute, is fully implemented; if she will provide an update on the issue; and if she will make a statement on the matter … ” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 28 January]

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UCC staff eye strike support

Posted in Governance and administration on May 21st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Staff at University College Cork’s main campus could go on strike in September in support of colleagues at a research centre in a long-running pay equality dispute. The ballot in solidarity with staff of the Tyndall National Institute will be sent to around 800 Siptu members at UCC, it was decided by stewards yesterday …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 21 May]

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Tyndall action may yet spread

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

Ireland“Industrial action over pay parity at a UCC research centre could be extended to the main campus as the row rumbles on with no sign of resolution. As staff of Tyndall National Institute picketed their city centre workplace for a fourth day in a fortnight, Siptu plans to convene representatives at the nearby university campus next week to consider the nature of supportive action for their colleagues …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 14 May]

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SIPTU strikers call on UCC President to intervene in Tyndall National Institute dispute

Posted in Governance and administration on May 13th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“SIPTU members at the Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork (UCC), who are engaged in strike action today (Wednesday, 13th May), have called on the UCC President, Michael Murphy, to intervene in their dispute over pay inequality …” (more)

[SIPTU, 13 May]

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Court ruling on UCC pickets

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 12th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork has secured a High Court injunction preventing planned pickets at some entrances to the college’s main campus tomorrow by employees of Tyndall National Institute in a dispute over pay …” (more)

[Aodhan O’Faolain and Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 12 May]

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High Court to decide on viability of picket at UCC

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

Ireland“The High Court will rule today on whether staff at the Tyndall Research Institute at UCC can hold a picket on the college’s main campus this week …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 11 May]

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Tyndall strike ‘will not affect exams’

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

Ireland“Striking SIPTU members at UCC’s Tyndall National Institute have maintained that the university’s summer examinations will not be affected by their plans to picket the campus on Wednesday, May 13th …” (more)

[Cork News, 8 May]

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Ruling on bid to picket UCC due

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

Ireland“The High Court will rule on Monday on University College Cork’s application for an injunction preventing picketing at some entrances to the main campus next week by employees of a research institute …” (more)

[Aodhan O’Faolain and Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 9 May]

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Tyndall workers on picket line seeking parity

Posted in Governance and administration on May 7th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“With many staff on UCC’s main campus doing work directly comparable to his, Donal O’Sullivan expected a recent evaluation of his job at Tyndall National Institute to see him earn a pay rise of 10% to 15% …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 7 May]

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UCC moves to prevent picket at college entrance in pay dispute

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 6th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork wants an injunction to stop an alleged extension of picketing to its entrance gates next week by employees of a research institute in a dispute over pay, the High Court has heard. The university is seeking the order against Siptu and the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) …” (more)

[Irish Times, 6 May]

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UCC students seek assurances amid Tyndall staff strike threat

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

Ireland“Students at University College Cork want assurances that library and other services will not be hit by a strike during exams next week. The call came as management applied to the High Court for an injunction to prevent staff of the Tyndall National Institute, a leading UCC research centre …” (more)

[Niall Murray and Aodhan O’Faolain, Irish Examiner, 6 May]

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Union calls on UCC to withdraw student letters claiming strike will affect exams

Posted in Governance and administration on May 5th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Federation of University Teachers has called on University College Cork to withdraw a letter to students at the Tyndall National Institute claiming industrial action by researchers will affect their exams. The action is part of an ongoing dispute over pay rates and conditions for researchers at the institute, which is part of UCC although off campus …” (more)

[Fiona Gartland, Irish Times, 5 May]

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UCC to take legal action over dispute at Tyndall

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

Ireland“University College Cork is to take legal proceedings in a bid to prevent unions for placing pickets on its campus. Members of trade unions IFUT and SIPTU at the Tyndall research institute are engaged in industrial action at the college in a row over pay parity …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 1 May]

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Third Level Staff Remuneration – Tyndall Institute

Posted in Governance and administration on May 1st, 2015 by steve

IrelandDeputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she will authorise the implementation of the agreed rates for jobs in an institute (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 30 April]

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Staff at Tyndall institute strike over pay

Posted in Governance and administration on May 1st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Around 100 researchers, engineers, administration, technical and IT staff at one of the country’s leading research institutions have gone on strike for a third time as a result of an ongoing pay dispute …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 1 May]

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SIPTU members to strike at Tyndall National Institute in UCC

Posted in Governance and administration on April 30th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“SIPTU members at the Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork (UCC) will undertake three days of work stoppages in May, beginning tomorrow (Friday, 1st May), during which pickets will be placed on entrances to the facility from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm …” (more)

[SIPTU, 30 April]

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