Union members vote to back Lansdowne Road pay deal

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

Ireland“Members of the Technical Engineering and Electrical Union (TEEU) who work in the public service, have voted to accept the proposed new Lansdowne Road pay agreement. The union, which represents about 1,000 staff in the health service, local authorities, education and semi-State sectors, said its members backed the deal by a margin of 52% to 48% …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 28 July]

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Talks to be held over third level fees charged to apprentices

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 5th, 2014 by steve

“Talks are to take place between the Department of Education and the Technical Engineering and Electrical Union (TEEU) in a bid to resolve a row over the charging of apprentices for student services at third level colleges …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 5 March]

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Tánaiste says Minister for Education will meet USI about charges for apprentices

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 7th, 2014 by steve

“Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn will meet the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) to discuss the college fees levied in the budget on apprentices, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has pledged …” (more)

[Marie O’Halloran, Irish Times, 7 February]

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Study fee for apprentices ‘could spark dispute’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 11th, 2014 by steve

“A union leader has warned that a new charge of up to €1,433 on apprentices doing off-the-job training in institutes of technology could lead to industrial action in companies where they work …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 11 January]

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Outrage over new ‘unfair’ training fee of up to €1,433 imposed on apprentices

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 11th, 2014 by steve

“A national campaign called ‘Axe the tax in training’ was launched by the Technical Engineering and Electrical Union (TEEU) and Union of Students in Ireland (USI) yesterday in a bid to reverse a Government decision to impose a new training fee on apprentices …” (more)

[Rachel Flaherty, Irish Times, 10 January]

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Paying more because they’re apprentices

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

“Sir, – The issue of apprentices facing exorbitant registration fees as a result of the recent Budget (Paul Gorey, October 31st) is all too familiar to the Technical, Engineering & Electrical Union …” (more)

[Brian Nolan, Irish Times, 4 November]

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TEEU votes to reject Croke Park II proposals

Posted in Governance and administration on April 13th, 2013 by steve

“Members of the Technical, Electrical and Engineering Union have voted to reject the proposed Croke Park agreement. They voted by a majority of 65.6% to 34.4% against the deal …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 12 April]

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TEEU withdraws support for Croke Park deal

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

“A leading craft union has withdrawn its recommendation to members in the public service that they should support the new Croke Park agreement in a ballot …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 26 March]

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