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    Default Lecturers in ITs to face compulsory redundancy

    Govt heading into a legal minefield

    'Surplus' public sector staff will be forced out - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

    an attempt to remove people by virtue of their membership of one particular union is beneath contempt and is surely illegal

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    Surplus means not required so about time cutbacks for overpaid happened in PS.

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    Default Compulsory redundancies planned for public sector workers?

    'Surplus' public sector staff will be forced out - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

    THE Government is planning to push through compulsory redundancies in the public service for the first time in the history of the State.

    It is targeting up to 100 college lecturers represented by the rebel Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI), who are deemed to be "surplus to requirements", documents obtained by the Irish Independent reveal.

    The unprecedented move represents a major departure from the tradition of a job for life in the public service.
    Interesting story. John Walshe says this may be a tactic to push the union into accepting the Croke Park agreement but, aside from that, the precedent it would set if it went through would be pretty significant in the event that the Croke Park agreement collapses or fails to deliver sufficient savings.

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    It's a great strategy. Assuming they can avoid the legal repercussions it gives them another tool in bargaining with the unions. If your union doesn't support a deal then they'll be the first targeted when the cuts roll around.

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    Hard to feel sorry for any overpaid lecturer here or anywhere else. I live next door to two. All gravy for these guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacko View Post
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    an attempt to remove people by virtue of their membership of one particular union is beneath contempt and is surely illegal
    Absolutely. They should not be targeted. But, if there is no work they are surplus to requirements. We are in a depression and on the verge of bankruptcy.

    Maybe they will also target the 8,000 HSE administration staff that play sudoku every day

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    They'll probably be able to get away with it. They're not targetting TUI teachers. They've targeted all surplus teachers with the offer of "Redeployment or Redundancy". It just happens that all the other teachers have gone for the Redeployment option.

    Now obviously you don't do it on a blanket basis, you offer each individual teacher in question the option of redeployment. But yeah if they don't go for that, redundancy with the statutory minimum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nonsence & lies View Post
    Hard to feel sorry for any overpaid lecturer here or anywhere else. I live next door to two. All gravy for these guys.
    That might be true with your neighbours but I know many who work 'bloody hard'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammer View Post
    Absolutely. They should not be targeted. But, if there is no work they are surplus to requirements. We are in a depression and on the verge of bankruptcy.

    Maybe they will also target the 8,000 HSE administration staff that play sudoku every day
    Please let us know - then we can ALL join them!!!!
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    Default Redeployment is a pretty fair offer...

    .. if the alternative is redundancy.

    Of course if a guy has been teaching apprentices for 30 years he may find it hard to upskill enough to contribute in another area where there is demand...

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