Archive for strike

Northern Ireland lecturers strike in pensions row

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“Around 50,000 students across Northern Ireland have been affected by strike action as university lecturers took to the picket line in a row over pensions …” (more)

[Belfast Telegraph, 22 March]

Northern Ireland university lecturers stage strike

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , on 21 March 2011 by Steve

“Strike action by university lecturers will affect about 50,000 students in Northern Ireland …” (more)

[BBC News, 21 March]

FEE call for mass support for UCU strike action

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 19 March 2011 by Steve

“Free Education for Everyone (FEE) QUB have called on all students to support striking lecturers by not attending class on Monday 21st and Thursday 24th of March. Added to that FEE QUB call on all students to attend their nearest picket line on both strike days and to actively support their lecturers …” (more)

[Indymedia Ireland, 19 March]

Queen’s University and University of Ulster staff to strike over pensions row

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 19 March 2011 by Steve

“Thousands of Northern Ireland’s students will miss out on classes on Monday as university staff are set to strike …” (more)

[Belfast Telegraph, 19 March]

Lecturers to strike in pensions row

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 18 March 2011 by Steve

“Lecturers at Northern Ireland’s two universities will take strike action on Monday and Thursday to protest against revised pensions arrangements …” (more)

[Belfast Telegraph, 18 March]

Strike threat lifted after Croke Park deal ratified

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

“… The Teachers Union of Ireland and Irish Federation of University Teachers, who voted against the deal, have not accepted the decision. But neither has threatened immediate industrial action and they are not expected to withdraw from the committee. They are unlikely to take action unless the Government unveils plans for a revamp of teaching contracts …” (more)

[Anne-Marie Walsh, Independent, 16 June]

Strikes will be devastating for an already hard-pressed public

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 14 March 2010 by Steve

“… It seems that students are among the few for whom life will go on as normal. The Irish Federation of University Teachers is one of the only public sector unions which will not be taking industrial action. The body that represents academics and lecturers simply couldn’t muster the support for picketing and placard bearing …” (more)

[Maeve Sheehan, Independent, 14 March]

Unions agree not to escalate action as talks renewed

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 13 March 2010 by Steve

“Trade unions have agreed not to escalate industrial action over public service pay cuts to include strikes and rolling stoppages. However, it is likely that a four-week overtime ban planned to begin in some areas of the public service on Monday will go ahead …” (more)

[Steven Carroll and others, Irish Times, 13 March]

Sides agree to talks in public sector crisis

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 12 March 2010 by Steve

“Breakthrough talks between the Government and union leaders last night saw hopes of averting a wave of major strike action across schools and hospitals rise significantly …” (more)

[Shaun Connolly, Irish Examiner, 12 March]

FG to urge teachers to end action

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 8 March 2010 by Steve

“Teacher unions will be urged today by Fine Gael’s education spokesman to end industrial action in schools which has the potential to impact on students and damage public support …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 8 March]

Meeting for strike workers

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

“A mass meeting of public servants will take place next Tuesday, 23 February to discuss the ongoing industrial action in the public sector. The event, which is the first to be organised outside Dublin since the strike began, will take place at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Renmore at 7.30pm …” (more)

[Galway Independent, 17 February]

Students discuss concerns over WIT industrial action

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 2 February 2010 by Steve

“An emergency class representative council meeting was called yesterday (Monday) at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) to discuss students concerns in relation to the ongoing industrial action by the lecturers at the college. As those who sat exams at WIT over Christmas still await their results, the student population are becoming anxious …” (more)

[Deirdre Dalton, Waterford News and Star, 2 February]

70,000 to join public sector industrial action

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

“The government is not prepared to reverse pay cuts already introduced for staff in the public service in return for co-operation with reform plans, official sources indicated yesterday. The move comes as up to 70,000 members of Siptu are today set to join in the industrial action being carried out by other public service unions in protest at the pay cuts introduced in the budget …” (more)

[Stephen Collins and Martin Wall, Irish Times, 1 February]

State in ‘emotional blackmail’ of public sector staff

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 26 January 2010 by Steve

“Public sector workers have accused the Government of ’emotional blackmail’ over claims that seriously ill patients and the Irish economy will suffer as a direct result of wide-scale industrial action …” (more)

[Fiachra O Cionnaith, Irish Examiner, 26 January]

Education must come above all

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , on 26 January 2010 by Steve

“… Four unions will meet today to discuss further action. Along with the ASTI, they are the INTO, TUI and IFUT, which represents third-level teachers. IFUT has already voted for industrial action in protest at pay cuts. However, the majority fell short of the two-thirds required by union rules …” (more)

[Independent, 25 January]

Union leader warns government over ‘aggressive response’ to pay-cut action

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 24 January 2010 by Steve

“A ‘serious flashpoint’ between public-service unions and the government has moved considerably closer after an ‘overly aggressive response’ to the unions’ campaign of action against pay cuts, Siptu leader, Jack O’Connor warned yesterday …” (more)

[Martin Frawley, Sunday Tribune, 24 January]

Civil servants begin ‘guerrilla-style’ action

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 20 January 2010 by Steve

“Civil servants closed passport and social welfare offices at lunchtime as they embarked on a campaign against the €1bn Budget pay cut. The campaign got off to a slow start with just a handful of services affected yesterday, but unions threatened to escalate industrial action in a ‘guerrilla-style’ fashion …” (more)

[Anne-Marie Walsh, Independent, 20 January]

Unfair public-service pay cuts make strike inevitable

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

“Public-service unions made a serious and genuine attempt to reach an agreement on savings. There is no disputing the seriousness of the economic problems that this country faces, with a loss of output of over 10pc of GDP, and a budget deficit still close to 12pc of GDP despite the significant adjustments over the past year …” (more)

[Blair Horan, Independent,19 January]

ASTI: There will be consequences for pay cuts

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 19 December 2009 by Steve

“John White, General Secretary of the Association of Secondary Teachers, has said there will be consequences for the pay cut imposed on the public sector by the Government …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 19 December]

Warning over public sector strikes

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 13 December 2009 by Steve

“All-out strike action that would bring Ireland’s public services to its knees cannot be ruled out in the coming days, a senior union leader has warned. Ahead of an expected announcement during the week by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), Impact leader Peter McLoone signalled industrial action was imminent …” (more)

[Independent, 13 December]