College Caves to Union Pressure, Handing Out 50 Permanent Contracts

Posted in Governance and administration on January 29th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Following years of pressure from trade unions and a government intervention that warned the College over its preference for temporary contracts, Trinity has backed down, handing permanent contracts to more than 50 non-academic staff in the last year …” (more)

[Donal MacNamee, University Times, 29 January]

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Pay and third-level researchers

Posted in Governance and administration on November 11th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – You report that the Government recently agreed that pay restrictions should be lifted to allow colleges hire world-leading scientists and engineers on salaries of up to €250,000 (News, November 10th) …” (more)

[Letters, Irish Times, 11 November]

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The DCU mergers and TUs

Posted in Governance and administration on April 11th, 2014 by steve

“The recent furore about the proposed merger of DCU with St Pat’s and others is interesting because if this merger is problematic for unions and staff, we can only imagine what IR battles lie ahead in the third level system …” (more)

[educationandstuff, 11 April]

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Terms and conditions of employment in Irish higher education

Posted in Governance and administration on December 19th, 2010 by steve

“One of the great uncertainties in higher education right now is how academic terms and conditions may change in the future. This is made more complicated by the fact that such terms are very loosely, if at all, defined in the universities …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 19 December]

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