Chair of TUI at IT Tralee says no definite timeline for further industrial action

The Chair of IT Tralee branch of the TUI says no definite timeline for any further industrial action has been set out. TUILogo The comments come as around 4,000 lecturers are on strike today at Institutes of Technology around the country. It’s as the row over cutbacks and staffing levels escalates; the union says funding to third level has been cut by 30 per cent. The TUI says the number of students has increased by 22 thousand since 2008 – while the number of lecturing positions has fallen by 550. Chair of the IT Tralee branch of the TUI Cyril Gavaghan (PRON: GAV-A-HAN) says they want to sit down the Department of Education and discuss issues including pay: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/52280/medium/”]