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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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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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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Quinn warns teachers they are endangering job-for-life status

Posted in Governance and administration on September 25th, 2013 by steve

“… Mr Quinn said the decision by the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) to remain outside the agreement, and to withdraw from existing commitments, meant that its protections and benefits, including those relating to security of tenure, were not available to their members …” (more)

[Michael O’Regan, Irish Times, 25 September]

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Key points of the Haddington Road proposals and the FEMPI Act 2013

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

“Education sector talks under the auspices of the Labour Relations Commission (LRC), were held in late May 2013. The talks resulted in issue, by the LRC, of the proposed Haddington Road Agreement …” (more)

[Teachers’ Union of Ireland, 24 August]

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Vast bulk of public service staff now signed up to Haddington Road agreement

Posted in Governance and administration on June 22nd, 2013 by steve

“The decision by gardaí and nurses to back the proposed Haddington Road deal means that the vast bulk of public service personnel have now agreed to be covered by its provisions …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 22 June]

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Lecturers seek legal advice over Haddington Road pay cuts

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 27th, 2013 by steve

“The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) is seeking legal advice on whether legislation to cut public servants’ pay without agreement is constitutional …” (more)

[Aoife Carr, Irish Times, 27 May]

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INTO advises teachers to accept revised pay proposal

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

“The country’s largest teachers’ union has recommended that members accept revised Croke Park pay proposals on the basis that they represent an improvement on the alternative …” (more)

[Fiachra Ó Cionnaith and Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 23 May]

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Teaching unions to mull fresh offer

Posted in Governance and administration on May 22nd, 2013 by steve

“The proposed deal with teacher unions gives some concessions on what they rejected, but it is unclear if they are enough to assuage anger about a range of cuts and extra work required …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 22 May]

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Howlin vows compulsory redundancies unless public servants accept deal

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

“Public servants face compulsory redundancies unless they accept a new deal on cuts in pay and pensions, the Government has warned …” (more)

[Sarah Stack, Independent, 21 May]

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ASTI: Revised LRC proposals

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

“In February 2013, following talks between the public sector unions and the Government side, facilitated by the Labour Relations Commission, the LRC put forward proposals setting out a range of measures to bring about savings of €1 billion from the public pay and pensions bill over the years 2013, 2014 and 2015 …” (more)

[ASTI, 21 May]

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Unions to consider new pay proposals

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

“Unions are to consider a new set of draft proposals reached on public service pay following lengthy talks at the Labour Relations Commission …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 21 May]

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Mulvey reports progress in public pay talks

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

“Health sector unions have been presented with a series of draft proposals on a revised public sector pay deal. Labour Relations Commission Chief Executive Kieran Mulvey has said substantial progress has been made …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 21 May]

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Lengthy talks at LRC on public service pay deal

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

“Talks have gone on throughout the night and into the morning at the Labour Relations Commission in an attempt to finalise a new public service pay agreement …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 21 May]

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University lecturers agree to enter new Croke Park talks

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

“The Irish Federation of University Teachers said it was up to the official side to prove that talks on a new pay deal are not just an attempt to persuade people to accept proposals that have already been rejected …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 20 May]

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IFUT Executive agrees to enter talks on post-Croke Park situation

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

“The Executive of the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has decided to accept an invitation by the Labour Relations Commission to enter Education Sector talks on the post-Croke Park situation …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 20 May]

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Pay talks to resume as Government admits it may not achieve savings target

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

“Talks on a revised public sector pay agreement at the Labour Relations Commission later today amid fresh doubts over the Government’s savings target …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 20 May]

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Failure to deliver €300m savings would represent climbdown by Government

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

“The indications given yesterday by Minister of State Brian Hayes that the Government may not secure €300 million in savings it was seeking this year from the public service pay and pensions bill would represent a major climbdown if it comes to pass …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 20 May]

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Teacher unions accept LRC invitation to further talks

Posted in Governance and administration on May 19th, 2013 by steve

“… The fourth teacher union, the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT), is to hold an emergency meeting of its executive on Monday morning (May 20) to decide if it will accept the LRC invitation. It is thought that the union will eventually attend the talks …” (more)

[Education Matters, 19 May]

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