IFUT defers full engagement in Croke Park Agreement pending resolution of Compulsory Redundancy issue


The IFUT National Executive has voted to instruct all its branches to defer negotiations on implementation of productivity concessions under the Croke Park Agreement, pending resolution of a serious dispute in Trinity College Dublin over compulsory redundancies.
Two Lecturers in TCD with long service have been made redundant and a long serving member of the Library staff has also been issued with notice of dismissal.
Mike Jennings, General Secretary, said that "last year IFUT members, with considerable reluctance, voted to endorse the Croke Park Agreement following detailed clarifications from the Department of Education as to how its provisions would apply in the university sector. The authorities in TCD have, in spectacular fashion, broken this agreement. No party to an agreement could be expected to continue to honour it when the other party so blatantly welshes on their commitments.
"This dispute will, at IFUT's request, now be investigated by the Labour Court in March. Until then, IFUT is putting its participation in Croke Park on hold", Mike Jennings said.
The IFUT Media Release is available here.