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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
The DCU SIPTU Section Committee, representing all grades of staff at the University, has voted to express its support for colleagues at the Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork, in their dispute over the status of their employment.
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
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.
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.
This article by Peter McGuire, in The Irish Times, captures some of the reality of life as a lecturer as classes fill to bursting.
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.