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TUI backs Croke Park second ballot endorses deal

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 24 March 2011 by Steve

“The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has voted to back the Croke Park deal in a reballot. Overall, 76% of TUI second-level members endorsed the deal. As expected, the vote was tighter at third-level where 55% backed the deal …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 24 March]


School for scandal where lecturers protest too much

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 20 March 2011 by Steve

“… But whereas the teachers’ unions are motivated by a long-standing trade union militancy, the university lecturers occupy a more dreamy sense of entitlement. And less realism: the teachers’ unions have already started revising their positions with the realisation that they could end up being exempt from the protection of the Croke Park deal …” (more)

[Eamon Delaney, Independent, 20 March]

Teaching union’s hard line will cost its members dear

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 15 October 2010 by Steve

“They ignored the advice of their own leaders, and now members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland are about to pay the price. And in doing so, the union has triggered a dramatic face-off with the Government that could result in the first wave of compulsory redundancies in the history of the public service …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 15 October]

‘Public Sector workers yet again asked to make sacrifices’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 11 April 2010 by Steve

“… In addition to the general ‘give backs’ there are four additional ones that are required of all staff in universities and higher education institutes. 1. Every staff member will have to work an extra hour a week ‘at the discretion’ of management ‘to facilitate teaching, research and learning. That covers everyone in higher education …” (more)

[Kieran Allen, Paddy Healy’s Blog, 11 April]