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Public sector strikers will be suspended – Lenihan

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 31 January 2010 by Steve

“The government will suspend public sector workers who refuse to carry out their duties as part of the campaign of industrial action against the recent pay cuts, according to an agreed strategy drawn up for the cabinet. The Sunday Tribune has learned that finance minister Brian Lenihan circulated a special memo to cabinet ministers last week on this issue. The memo outlined a ‘coordinated approach’ for government departments to deal with the public sector union’s campaign …” (more)

[Shane Coleman and Martin Frawley, Sunday Tribune, 31 January]

Professor reinstated via appeal court

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 28 November 2008 by Steve

“A university that suspended a professor on the basis of ‘extremely weak’ allegations of racism has been forced to reinstate him by the Court of Appeal. Robert Watson, professor of financial management at Durham Business School, was suspended in December 2007 following accusations that he had harassed staff and made racist comments. Professor Watson said he had simply been trying to raise concerns about Tony Antoniou, former dean of Durham Business School, whose PhD was found to contain plagiarism and who was sacked from his post earlier this year. Following what are claimed to have been complaints about Professor Watson’s behaviour, Durham took the decision to investigate the validity of Professor Watson’s own PhD, contacting libraries and consulting public databases …” (more)

[Rebecca Attwood, Times Higher Education, 27 November]