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# Higher Education
University lecturers' union to ballot members for industrial action in September
The Irish Federation of University Teachers said it will ballot all members unless an agreement is reached on pay.
All time
# enough is enough
Academics at Irish colleges stressed over 'flex' hours contracts
Union says academics’ working hours are far greater than established norms.
Plan for independent evaluation of pay ends dispute at Tyndall Institute
Staff from IFUT and Siptu had picketed on a number of occasions this year.
# Public Sector Pay
Haddington Road deal may not be constitutional, says union
The Irish Federation of University Teachers says it has hired a senior barrister to examine the constitutionality of the proposed deal to see if it can be challenged in the courts.
# Pay deal
University lecturers agree to enter new Croke Park talks
The Irish Federation of University Teachers said it was up to the official side to prove that talks on a new pay deal are not just an attempt to persuade people to accept proposals that have already been rejected.
# Lecturers
Irish University lecturers 'work longer hours' than European counterparts
New research shows that senior academics in Ireland work 50 hours a week in contrast to the European average of 48 hours, the IFUT says.
# Education
'Vulnerable' university staff being targeted, warns IFUT
The Irish Federation of University Teachers says the threat of redundancy “stalks” today’s higher education sector.
The Daily Fix: Saturday
Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.
Government's recruitment policy for researchers is illegal, lecturers' union says
The Irish Federation of University Teachers says rules that require new roles to be time-limited breaches employee rights.