Mike Jennings, general secretary of the Irish Federation of University Teachers, accused the Department of Education of failing to resolve the issue of pay disparity between staff at UCC and the tyndall Institute. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Members of two trade unions have today placed pickets at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork in a dispute over pay inequality with colleague(...)

Unions representing third-level teachers warned that universities were in danger of becoming ‘profit-making institutions’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish universities are turning into profit-making institutions rather than serving their proper purpose as a public good. The change could destroy the(...)

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Lecturers, and budding lecturers, should be thrilled. Demand for college places is rising exponentially. By the best estimates of the Higher Education(...)

Mike Jennings, general secretary of the Irish Federation of University Teachers, Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) is seeking legal advice on whether legislation to cut public servants’ pay without agreement is con(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government has said it will move to restore some of the pension cuts it is planning to introduce for retired public service staff when economic(...)

Brendan Howlin,
 Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin at a press briefing on the Croke Park negotiations yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Confidence that the new deal offered to the public service will deliver the planned €300 mil(...)

Irish Federation of University Teachers general secretary Mike Jennings warned of the consequences of ending Croke Park I before the agreement has run out “in 2014”. Photograph : Bryan O’Brien

University teachers will fight any proposed Government pay cuts by withdrawing “all concessions” made under the original Croke Park I agreement(...)

General secretary of the union, Mike Jennings warned of the consequences of ending Croke Park I before the agreement has run out “in 2014”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Irish Federation of University Teachers (Ifut) voted unanimously this afternoon to reject any renegotiation of Croke Park II. The uni(...)

The public service committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions will meet on Wednesday to consider ratification of the Croke Park II agreement.

Members in 7 public service trade unions have now voted to reject the proposed new Croke Park agreement. Two unions representing building and c(...)