TUI members at institutes of technology set for one-day strike

Posted in Governance and administration on January 13th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Institutes of technology face the threat of ongoing disruption as a result of industrial action by academic staff concerned over ‘crisis-level’ cuts to third-level funding and staffing numbers …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 13 January]

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TUI response to publication of Kelly report

Posted in Governance and administration on July 29th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“TUI is opposed to the forced merger of Carlow IT and Waterford Institute of Technology. Annette Dolan Deputy General Secretary Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) in responding to the publication of Michael Kelly’s ‘Engagement and Consultation Process for a Technological University for the South-East’ report, stated …” (more)

[Teachers’ Union of Ireland, 29 July]

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Third-level staff and students call for extra funding

Posted in Governance and administration on June 12th, 2014 by steve

“Third-level lecturers and students have insisted serious funding problems in Ireland’s colleges and universities must be addressed if the system is to cope with future demand. Speaking after the launch of the first ever Higher Education System Performance report …” (more)

[Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, Irish Examiner, 12 June]

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Our vital institutes of technology must be protected from looming overhaul

Posted in Governance and administration on January 24th, 2013 by steve

“In its proposed changes for the future of the third-level sector, it is apparent that the Higher Education Authority (HEA) does not fully appreciate the role of institutes of technology (IoTs) …” (more)

[Annette Dolan, Independent, 23 January]

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Unions warn college merger plan will hurt staff and students

Posted in Governance and administration on January 17th, 2013 by steve

“Unions claim plans for widespread mergers in the third-level sector will unfairly hit students and lecturers. The Higher Education Authority (HEA) is finalising a report aimed at reducing the number of publicly funded colleges from 39 to 15 …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 17 January]

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Public Service Agreement report shows huge contribution of teachers/lecturers

Posted in Governance and administration on June 14th, 2012 by steve

“The second annual report of the Public Service Pay Agreement implementation body shows that the agreement has delivered almost €900m in savings in its second year. The report was released today and its summary of the education savings show the considerable contribution of teachers and lecturers …” (more)

[Teachers’ Union of Ireland, 13 June]

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Public Service Agreement report shows huge contribution of teachers and lecturers

Posted in Governance and administration on June 13th, 2012 by steve

“The second annual report of the Public Service Pay Agreement implementation body shows that the agreement has delivered almost €900m in savings in its second year. The report was released today and its summary of the education savings show the considerable contribution of teachers and lecturers …” (more)

[Teachers’ Union of Ireland, 13 June]

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Students must stay in education system

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 16th, 2011 by steve

“The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has strongly advised all students who receive their Junior Certificate results today to stay on and complete a Leaving Certificate programme. The union has also urged that programmes which boost student retention such as the Leaving Certificate Applied programme be protected and enhanced …” (more)

[Teachers’ Union of Ireland, 14 September]

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