Posts Tagged ‘TUI’

WIT lecturers prepared to go on strike

Almost 95 per cent of the academic and research staff at WIT who took part in a Teachers’ Union of Ireland ballot for industrial action in the case of a forced merger with IT Carlow are prepared to strike during the academic year. Sixty four per cent of WIT’s TUI branch voted in last week’s ballot [...]

WIT facing another key personnel change

Set for departure: WIT President Dr Ruaidhri Neavyn. 			| Photo: Mick Wall
Just weeks before the release of a Government-commissioned report into getting a proposed merger and university application between WIT and IT Carlow back on track, the Department of Education has sought the secondment of WIT’s President Dr Ruaidhri Neavyn to the Higher Education Authority (HEA). Should Dr Neavyn depart [...]

Lecturers still opposed to Waterford/Carlow merger

Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan, who continues to support the Waterford/Carlow IT merger.
Lecturers say they are unconvinced by the academic rationale for the proposed merger between WIT and IT Carlow. Last week, representatives of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) met with Michael Kelly, who was assigned by the Minister for Education to consult with stakeholders regarding the South East Technological University (SETU) proposal. The TUI, which represents over [...]