Archive for redundancy

Ibec warns on public sector cuts

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 10 March 2011 by Steve

“Employers’ group Ibec has said the Government will have to introduce compulsory redundancies if it is to achieve its target of reductions in numbers in the public service …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 10 March]

Croke Park deal ‘delivering results’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 2 February 2011 by Steve

“The body overseeing the implementation of the Croke Park agreement on public service pay and reform has delivered an upbeat update on the progress of the deal, forecasting that 75% of the required staff reductions will be complete by the end of the year …” (more)

[Stephen Rogers, Irish Examiner, 2 January]

Reject Implementation of Croke Park Deal!

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 17 January 2011 by Steve

“Accepting the second and third level implementation means agreeing to the Croke Park Deal as a whole. These proposed implementations are now available on TUI website …” (more)

[Paddy Healy, Indymedia Ireland, 17 January]

Threat to make 300 surplus teachers in second-level schools redundant

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 15 January 2011 by Steve

“The Department of Education is threatening to make more than 300 surplus teachers in second-level schools redundant this year unless teacher unions back the Croke Park deal …” (more)

[Seán Flynn and Martin Wall, Independent, 15 January]

Public sector staff may be offered new redundancy scheme

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 29 December 2010 by Steve

“The government is considering offering a new voluntary redundancy package for staff in the wider public service in the new year …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 29 December]

Contract Staff liable to enhanced redundancy following important legal precedents

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 3 December 2010 by Steve

“Contract staff employed by Irish universities now seem certain to have their redundancy settlements trebled on foot of important legal advances secured by IFUT …” (more)

[IFUT, 3 December]

Stirling University ‘broke law’ when laying off staff

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 25 November 2010 by Steve

“Stirling University could be forced to pay out hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation after terminating staff contracts without consultation …” (more)

[BBC News, 24 November]

Forced redundancy and public sector pay cuts expected if bailout proceeds

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 17 November 2010 by Steve

“Public servants may face further pay and pension cuts and compulsory redundancies in the event of an international bailout. Economists last night predicted the Croke Park deal would be scrapped …” (more)

[Anne-Marie Walsh, Independent, 17 November]

Labour admits it has no costings for public sector redundancy plan

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“Labour leader Eamon Gilmore has admitted his party has not costed the voluntary redundancy scheme it is proposing for the public service …” (more)

[Paul O’Brien, Irish Examiner, 1 November]

‘No scope for redundancies’ at largest institutes

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , on 19 October 2010 by Steve

“Two of the country’s largest institutes of technology have indicated they have little or no scope for redundancies despite Department of Education suggestions that a collapse in apprentice training could leave dozens of lecturers surplus to requirement …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 19 October]

Threat of redundancy prompts fresh ballot on pay deal

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 16 October 2010 by Steve

“The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has moved to soften its opposition to the Croke Park deal after the Department of Education threatened to push for compulsory redundancies in the institutes of technology …” (more)

[Sean Flynn, Irish Times, 16 October]

U-turn as teachers to vote on joining pay talks

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 16 October 2010 by Steve

“The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) is to ballot members immediately on suspending its current limited industrial action and entering direct talks on the Croke Park agreement …” (more)

[John Walshe and Michael Brennan, Independent, 16 October]

Reports of redundancies ‘counterproductive’

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 15 October 2010 by Steve

“The Teachers’ Union of Ireland has described reports that some college lecturers represented by it could be forced to take redundancy as ‘counterproductive’ …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 15 October]

Lecturers in ITs to face compulsory redundancy

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

“An attempt to remove people by virtue of their membership of one particular union is beneath contempt and is surely illegal …” (discussion thread)

[Politics.ie, 15 October]

‘Surplus’ public sector staff will be forced out

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

“The Government is planning to push through compulsory redundancies in the public service for the first time in the history of the State. It is targeting up to 100 college lecturers represented by the rebel Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI), who are deemed to be ‘surplus to requirements’ …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 15 October]

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]

The Hon(e)s(t) Dons of Cambridge – Dismissal and Academic Freedom

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 7 May 2010 by Steve

“As it apparently collides with another event, the vote to change the rules on redundancy hearings and dismissal has not received much attention in the press. On the other hand, given that internal reforms in academic institutions have rarely been the subject of public debate, it is perhaps unsurprising that the proposed changes to the University of Cambridge’s constitution are not front-page news …” (more)

[Deirdre Duffy, Human Rights in Ireland, 29 April]

Five the hard way

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 6 April 2010 by Steve

“Academics have accused Cardiff University of adopting bullying tactics in its treatment of 16 members of staff facing redundancy. The Welsh Centre of Pharmacy Professional Education (WCPPE) at Cardiff employs 17 people …” (more)

[Hannah Fearn, Times Higher Education, 6 April]

Redundancies

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 4 April 2010 by Steve

“A recent feature of university life in the United Kingdom has been spread of redundancies around the sector. Last year the University and College Union (UCU), which represents academic staff in Britain, forecast that 6,000 jobs would be lost in universities as institutions tried to deal with funding cuts …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 4 April]

Academic retrenchments

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 7 February 2010 by Steve

“I’ve just seen the reports from the Times Higher Education about compulsory academic redundancies at King’s College London, Imperial College, and possibly also University College London. Although I think some redundancies may have happened in the past, this is still somewhat unprecedented. Until sometime in the 1990s most UK academics had tenure, meaning that it was virtually impossible for them to be fired or made redundant. This has now changed …” (more)

[To the left of centre, 7 February]