Archive for 1 January 2011

Student nurses’ pay to be cut to zero by 2015

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 1 January 2011 by Steve

“… The union has promised to mount a ‘campaign of resistance’, which will involve ‘initiating, under the Payment of Wages legislation, test cases, on behalf of the fourth years who will be beginning their rostered placement in first week of January, on the grounds that the reduction is unlawful, not agreed and amounts to a breach of contract’ as well as possible ‘disruption to clinical placements’ …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 1 January]

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Public service recruits face cuts to allowances

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 1 January 2011 by Steve

“New staff recruited to the public service from January face significant cuts in allowances, in addition to the 10% cut in pay rates for new entrants previously announced by the Government …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 31 December]

Workers who feel jaded after Christmas break are suffering from ‘social jet lag’, claim scientists

Posted in Life with tags on 1 January 2011 by Steve

“People feeling jaded as they return to work after the Christmas break now have a scientific excuse – social jet lag – as research shows long holiday lie-ins mess with the body clock …” (more)

[Daily Telegraph, 31 December]

2010 Dramatic Growth of Open Access

Posted in research with tags on 1 January 2011 by Steve

“2010 was the strongest year for open access growth so far. In 2010, 1,401 journals were added to DOAJ for a total of 5,936 journals. The Electronic Journals Library now records over 27,000 journals that can be read free of charge …” (more)

[The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics, 31 December]