Continued cuts risk the future of our third-level sector

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

“Policy decisions are taken without considering policy and planning. Irish universities have absorbed serious funding cuts and now face a crisis …” (more)

[Marie Clarke, Irish Times, 21 May]

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Ireland reforms attacked by departing union president

Posted in Governance and administration on May 7th, 2013 by steve

“Planned reforms of higher education in Ireland have come under fire in a speech by the outgoing president of the sector’s main union …” (more)

[Matthew Reisz, Times Higher Education, 5 May]

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The state of higher education: a perspective from the unions

Posted in Governance and administration on April 29th, 2013 by steve

“Marie Clarke, the outgoing President of the Irish Federation of University Teachers, gave an interesting speech at the conclusion of her term. The speech in its entirety is here, and below I extract some of her points …” (more)

[Brian Lucey, Irish Business Blog, 29 April]

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University teachers to withdraw Croke Park ‘concessions’ if pay cuts are introduced

Posted in Governance and administration on April 29th, 2013 by steve

“University teachers will fight any proposed Government pay cuts by withdrawing ‘all concessions’ made under the original Croke Park I agreement. The Irish Federation of University Teachers (Ifut) voted unanimously on Saturday to resist pay cuts and reject any renegotiation of Croke Park II …” (more)

[Fiona Gartland, Irish Times, 29 April]

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IFUT President accuses Govt of breaking trust

Posted in Governance and administration on April 27th, 2013 by steve

“Irish Federation of University Teachers President Marie Clarke has said trust has been broken between unions and the Government. Addressing the IFUT conference in Dublin, she accused the Government of breaching a number of guarantees in the first Croke Park agreement …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 27 April]

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University lecturers vote to fight any pay cuts

Posted in Governance and administration on April 27th, 2013 by steve

“The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) voted unanimously this afternoon to reject any renegotiation of Croke Park II. The union, which has over 2,000 members, also agreed to ‘fight with all its resources’ any plans to introduce pay-cuts …” (more)

[Fiona Gartland, Irish Times, 27 April]

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Teachers’ group wants new agreement on cuts

Posted in Governance and administration on April 27th, 2013 by steve

“The Irish Federation of University Teachers in Ireland is warning the Government that they will not engage in further talks in relation to proposed cuts under Croke Park Two …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 27 April]

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Irish University lecturers ‘work longer hours’ than European counterparts

Posted in Governance and administration on April 23rd, 2012 by steve

“Lecturers in Ireland work longer hours and spend more time on administrative duties than their European counterparts, according to the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 23 April]

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Irish lecturers work longer hours than European counterparts, says IFUT President

Posted in Governance and administration on April 21st, 2012 by steve

“Lecturers in Ireland spend longer hours at work than their European counterparts, while a greater portion of their time is taken up with administration, according to President of the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT), Marie Clarke. Dr Clarke said that both senior and junior academic staff in Ireland spend too much time on administration, which is the result of an intensified audit culture …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 21 April]

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New IFUT President announced

Posted in Governance and administration on May 16th, 2011 by steve

“Dr Marie Clarke, University College Dublin, has taken over as the new President of the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) following the organisation’s recent Annual Delegate Conference. Dr Clarke is currently Head of the School of Education in UCD …” (more)

[IFUT website, 16 May]

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