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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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The universities and the railroad barons

The coming of “academic capitalism” has been anticipated and praised for years; today it is here. Colleges and universities clamor greedily these days for pharmaceutical patents and ownership chunks of high-tech startups; they boast of being “entrepreneurial”; they have rationalized … 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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