TUI National Executive approves second day of strike action at St Angela’s College Sligo

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

Ireland“The Deputy General Secretary of the TUI Annette Dolan has confirmed to Ocean FM that the union’s national executive has approved a second day of strike action at St. Angela’s College in Sligo …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 20 March]

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NUI Galway statement has no effect on St Angela’s strike action

Posted in Governance and administration on March 11th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The General Secretary of the TUI says that staff at St. Angela’s are not happy to engage with Management at NUI Galway over concerns relating to a planned merger, without representation from the Union …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 10 March]

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Education Minister should insist on management dialogue with staff to resolve Angela’s dispute, says IFUT

Posted in Governance and administration on March 10th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Education should insist that management at NUIG and St Angela’s College of education, Sligo open a dialogue with staff to resolve tomorrow’s strike by members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland in St Angela’s …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 9 March]

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Minister called to intervene in college dispute

Posted in Governance and administration on March 10th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“There has been a call for the Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan to intervene in the dispute over the merger of St Angela’s College of Education with NUIG …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 10 March]

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NUIG urged to help avert strike action at St Angela’s Sligo

Posted in Governance and administration on March 10th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway is being urged to engage in talks in an attempt to avert strike action at St Angela’s College in Sligo over a proposed merger …” (more)

[Connacht Tribune, 9 March]

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Gender equality demonstration held at NUI Galway

Posted in Governance and administration on February 26th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Campaigners for gender equality at NUI Galway, who are seeking promotion of five female lecturers, have staged a demonstration outside a meeting of the university’s academic council …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 25 February]

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College lecturers to strike over ‘demotion’ proposals

Posted in Governance and administration on February 25th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Lecturers have voted to strike over proposals to rename then ‘university teachers’ as part of a merger. More than 1,500 students at St Angela’s College in Sligo will be affected after staff reacted angrily to the proposed ‘demotion’ in a ‘Heads of Agreement’ deal as the college plans its merger with NUI Galway …” (more)

[Greg Harkin, Independent, 25 February]

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TUI secretary not surprised with St Angela’s strike

Posted in Governance and administration on February 25th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Deputy General Secretary of the TUI Annette Dolan says that the ball is now in the court of the management at St Angela’s if there’s any hope of Strike action being averted …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 24 February]

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St Angela’s College staff back strike over NUIG merger

Posted in Governance and administration on February 23rd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Lecturers at St Angela’s College in Sligo are to stage a one-day strike on March 10th after a vote in favour of industrial action over aspects of a planned merger with NUI Galway. Following the ballot, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) said further strike action would take place ‘if required’ …” (more)

[Marese McDonagh, Irish Times, 23 February]

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TUI to ballot St Angela’s staff on Monday

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

Ireland“TUI members at St. Angela’s College in Sligo are to be balloted for strike action on Monday. It follows an ongoing dispute over a planned merged with NUI Galway …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 20 February]

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Minister for Education asked to intervene in row over college merger

Posted in Governance and administration on February 19th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan has been asked to intervene in the row over a planned merger between St Angela’s College Sligo and NUI Galway. Academic staff at St Angela’s are balloting this week on industrial action up to and including a strike …” (more)

[Marese McDonagh, Irish Times, 19 February]

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Staff at St Angela’s ‘angry’ over aspects of merger with NUIG

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Academic staff at St Angela’s College in Sligo have voted unanimously to ballot on industrial action, as anger mounts over aspects of a merger with NUI Galway (NUIG). Staff have expressed concern about lack of consultation with their union representatives over aspects of full integration with NUIG …” (more)

[Marese McDonagh, Irish Times, 17 February]

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Sligo college lecturers concerned at plan to change job titles under NUIG merger

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

Ireland“Academic staff at St Angela’s College in Sligo have expressed alarm at a plan to demote their posts from university lecturer to teacher as part of full integration with NUI Galway (NUIG). There are almost 60 full-time academic staff at the college, most of them female, and all currently hold the position of lecturer …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 13 February]

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Teacher training reform on track

Posted in Governance and administration on February 4th, 2013 by steve

“Substantial progress has been made in implementing radical changes to teacher training – according to a forthcoming report from the Higher Education Authority. But the plans are meeting stiff resistance from a minority of colleges …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 4 February]

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Students in protest at Gilmore’s office

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 20th, 2012 by steve

“More than 500 students opposed to third-level fee increases protested outside Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore’s constituency office in Dún Laoghaire yesterday afternoon …” (more)

[Jason Kennedy, Irish Times, 20 November]

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Hundreds of students protest at Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore’s office over cuts and fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 19th, 2012 by steve

“Around 500 college students protested outside the Dun Laoghaire constituency office of Eamon Gilmore today over proposed Budget cuts to grants and fee hikes …” (more)

[Lise Hand, Independent, 19 November]

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Students protest outside Tánaiste’s office

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 19th, 2012 by steve

“Over 500 students opposed to third level fee increases protested outside Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore’s constituency office in Dún Laoghaire this afternoon …” (more)

[Jason Kennedy, Irish Times, 19 November]

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Student campaign against cuts to pick up speed

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 19th, 2012 by steve

“A number of demonstrations against any further cuts to student grants or increases in university fees are to take place across the country this week …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 19 November]

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USI regional marches to involve ‘thousands’ in budget campaign

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 3rd, 2012 by steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has announced that it has organised a number of regional marches that will involve ‘thousands’ of students …” (more)

[University Times, 3 November]

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Thousands of students to protest in series of regional marches

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 1st, 2012 by steve

“… The first protests will take place next week. Students from UCC and CIT will gather in UCC at 1pm next Monday, November 5, and march on the constituency office of Jerry Buttimer TD (FG). On Tuesday, November 6 at 12.30pm, students from St Angela’s College in Sligo will hold a rally outside the constituency office of John Perry TD (FG) …” (more)

[USI, 1 November]

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