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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]

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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]