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Destroying public universities: a 12-step programme

A succinct plan of action for the global shift to turn universities into private businesses is provided here by the US’s Chronicle of Higher Education. It seems that some on this side of the Atlantic already have the manual.

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Ballot results

The results of the ballot in DCU and the SIPTU Education Sector are as follows: DCU 113 – Against 94 – For SIPTU Education Sector 636 – Against 852 – For Please note that the DCU count does not include … Continue reading

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Section Committee comments on the ‘Haddington Road’ result

Yet more pay cuts and extra work demands will hit DCU staff at the end of July, after SIPTU’s acceptance of the Haddington Road  proposals, rejected by the majority at the University. Here, the DCU Section Committee sets out its … Continue reading

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Public pay cuts risk 10,000 jobs, says NERI

Public sector payroll cuts of €1bn are likely to amount to actual savings of €250m, and to cost 5,000 to 10,000 jobs, half of them in the private sector, says NERI. Read the summary here (pdf).

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Why DCU admin & Library staff should say no to Haddington

The Section Committee sets out in this document (pdf) why the ‘Haddington Road Agreement’, as it affects members in Administrative and Library grades, should be rejected.

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Haddington Road ballots

The DCU Section Committee urges all members to turn out for the critical vote on the Haddington Road proposals.  Remaining ballots, which the Section Committee has advised members to reject,  are detailed below.

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Link: No means No… Kieran Allen on Croke Park 2 by another name.

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