MINISTER URGED TO INTERVENE IN NUIG DISPUTE ABOUT GENDER EQUALITY GROUP

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Unions at NUI Galway are looking to the government for help in ending gender discrimination at the university.

Unionised workers at NUI Galway are ‘angry and frustrated’ by university management’s refusal to attend the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) to resolve a dispute over an equality task force, reports Dara Bradley in the Sept. 15 edition of the Connacht Tribune.

SIPTU and IFUT, which represent up to 1,000 academic and non-academic staff at NUIG, have called on Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan to intervene in the dispute by urging management to attend the LRC.

The two unions have insisted that the equality task force established by the university to tackle endemic gender discrimination within NUIG is not independent. The unions this week reiterated that their members have “no confidence” in the task force and have urged management to attend the LRC to discuss the issues.

The full story can be read on the Connacht Tribune’s website at:

http://connachttribune.ie/minister-urged-to-intervene-in-nuig-row-610/

or on Ninth Level Ireland at:

http://9thlevel.ie/2015/09/15/minister-urged-to-intervene-in-nuig-row/

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