Tag Archives: austerity

TUI gets set for pay claims

The Teachers Union of Ireland, which represents 4,000 third level lecturers, has resolved at its annual conference to seek  pay rises. And the union says it will ballot its members to withdraw from the Haddington Road Agreement should the Government not … Continue reading

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Third level staff cut by 2,246 since 2008

The Irish Independent has reported devastating third level job cuts of 2,246 since 2008. Education Editor Katherine Donnelly points out that the 12pc drop, which amounts to more than the entire staff of UCD, ‘comes in the face of soaring demand for a college place, with … Continue reading

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Public funding, not student debt, is the answer – NERI

Public funding, rather than increased fees and student debt, will safeguard the contribution of higher education to economic development and social mobility/cohesion, the recent NERI report on higher education concludes.

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Third level spending cut by a fifth

Spending on third level education in Ireland fell by over 20% between 2003 and 2012, according to a new CSO report.

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Working more for less, all over the world

It’s not just the Haddington Road cuts, the troika and the austerity junkies with their ‘tough choices’ dogma who have you working harder and longer for less. It’s a worldwide phenomenon.

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Solidarity with UK colleagues in dispute

The DCU SIPTU Section Committee strongly support our UK colleagues currently in dispute over pay cuts, as part of their efforts to resist the continued attacks on third level education there.

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Questions in the university debate

Ronnie Munck has written a guest post on former DCU President Ferdinand von Prondzynski’s widely-read A University Blog, in which he sets out the Defend the Irish University charter as a series of questions for debate. ‘University managers have agreed … Continue reading

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