Tag Archives: contract

Support staff and the Defend the University campaign

The recently launched Defend the University campaign is not just about academics. DCU SIPTU Chair Ciarán McKenna outlines, in an article for the campaign website, how professional administrators, technical officers, librarians and others face new pressures and threats of outsourcing in … Continue reading

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Boom time for third level education, but not for lecturers

This article by Peter McGuire,  in The Irish Times, captures some of the reality of life as a lecturer as classes fill to bursting.

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Abracadabra: you’re a part-timer

This insightful article, Abracadabra: you’re a part-timer, by Barbara Garson, tells how good jobs in America are being turned into bad ones, as employers take advantage of the recession. Workers in once-stable occupations are being confronted with massive losses of security, … Continue reading

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It’s the law: protection for temporary staff

Following the union’s signal success this week in defending the rights of a temporary staff member, it’s worth remembering that the Protection of Employees  (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003 provides valuable safeguards against mistreatment. Any DCU staff member, part-time or full-time, who … Continue reading

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Special meeting on job downgrading

There will be a special general union meeting on Tuesday, 27th August from 1-2pm in Room HG22, in the School of Nursing and Human Sciences Building, to discuss a serious issue that has arisen regarding the downgrading of a full-time contract to part-time hours.

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