NUIG Postgraduate Students Strike Against Unpaid Teaching Hours

Posted in Governance and administration on September 23rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Postgraduate students at NUI Galway (NUIG) are refusing to carry out the university’s required 120 hours of unpaid teaching, with the Postgraduate Workers Alliance NUIG describing it as ‘exploitative and unjust’ …” (more)

[Molly Furey, University Times, 23 September]

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Public Sector: the insider story

Posted in Governance and administration on September 1st, 2014 by steve

“As of this week, both my children are in secondary school. Time flies and in no time they will be finished school. If they were to ask me (which they don’t) what they should do after school, what should I say? If they ask, ‘Dad, what should I do for a living?’ or, ‘Where should I work?’ what would you tell your children? …” (more)

[David McWilliams, 1 September]

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The Business Sense of Irish Trade Unions

Posted in Governance and administration on January 24th, 2013 by steve

“When I joined DCU in September 2011, I received, along with my contract of employment, a photocopied sheet of paper from SIPTU saying they were the DCU union and to sign the page agreeing to give them some of my paycheck in return for representation …” (more)

[Michael Dowling, Irish Business Blog, 23 January]

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Public sector unions move to reduce membership fees

Posted in Governance and administration on February 7th, 2010 by steve

“Most public sector unions are set to reduce membership fees or have already done so following the pay cuts imposed in December’s budget. The Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO), which charges a set annual fee of €386, will discuss a motion at its conference in Galway at Easter to decrease fees by around 6% …” (more)

[Martin Frawley, Sunday Tribune, 7 February]

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O’Keeffe faces teachers’ wrath after a tough year

Posted in Governance and administration on December 27th, 2009 by steve

“The past year has been a tough one for those working in the education sector, but they are going to make sure that next year will be an even tougher one for the government. As some of the most militant and powerful lobby groups in the country, the teachers’ unions have made no secret of the fact that they are going to be fighting for their members in 2010 …” (more)

[Martha Kearns, Sunday Business Post, 27 December]