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IFUT calls government to combat higher education funding crisis

Minister for Education Richard Bruton was criticised for proposed reform plan.

The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has requested the government to construct an inclusive plan for the improvement of third level education. In a statement, the IFUT criticised the announcement made by Minister for Education Richard Bruton that financial

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Academic staff to ballot on industrial action in coming days

The Irish Federation of University Teachers call for strike action after exhausting “all possible avenues”

The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT), the union representing academic, administrative and library staff , is to ballot members for strike action. On March 21, members of the Trinity College Branch Executive of IFUT, met to discuss disputes with

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Students must show solidarity with Trade Unions

Faced with the growing commercialisation of College, students have no choice but to support industrial action

DONT USEE

For the first time in years Trinity faces the prospect of industrial action. The current impasse between non-academic staff and College could be ended through a negotiated settlement; however, we cannot ignore the important implications of the policies College has

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College to sell naming rights to donors for €1 million

The plan has been called “embarrassing” by the Irish Federation of University Teachers


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Trinity is seeking to sell the naming rights to areas of campus in a deal which will earn €1 million over the first five years. College will appoint consultants to identify individuals or organisations willing to participate in the deal, …

IFUT calls on Fine Gael and Labour to address crisis in third-level funding and places

Meanwhile the USI has released a statement calling on the government to avoid holding an election on a Thursday

NEWSThe Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has called on the Fine Gael and Labour to announce proposals to address the mounting crisis in third-level education, ahead of the announcement of this year’s general election.

In a press release IFUT

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New statistics show gender discrimination against female academics in Irish universities continuing, says IFUT

While there was full gender balance at lecturer levels in 2014, women are not receiving promotions to senior academic positions

NEWSThe Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) is calling for greater efforts to address gender discrimination against women academics in third-level institutions, following the new figures for 2014 revealing that just 29% of senior academics are women.

According to Joan …

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IFUT says Budget has failed third-level education

The federation claims: “The very fabric of third-level education and our third-level institutions” is at risk

NEWS

Reacting to the announcement on education spending in Budget 2016 last week, the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) have condemned the government for “totally” failing “to address the funding and staffing crisis facing third level education” and “threatening the

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