Thursday 19 October 2017

Trinity staff vote for strike action over temporary contracts

Mike Jennings
Mike Jennings
Katherine Donnelly

Katherine Donnelly

Members of the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) in the administration, library and support staff categories in Trinity College, Dublin, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action as they seek “full discussions” with the college on employment practices.

The staff voted by 27: 3 in support of industrial action, including strike action, over plans to make all future appointments in these areas on a temporary contract basis, according to IFUT general secretary, Mike Jennings.

Mr Jennings said they were  seeking immediate withdrawal of  the TCD decision and “a full discussion with college management on more appropriate recruitment and employment practices to ensure a coherent staff relations policy.”

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