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Institute staff protest over cutbacks

Institute of Technology lecturers staged protests outside Ireland’s 14 institutes to highlight what they say is the severe damage caused by cutbacks imposed on the institutes.

Those taking part int he demonstrations on 26 November included members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland, the representative body for 4,000 lecturers and research staff based in the institutes.

Budget cutbacks are having a negative impact on students attending the institutes, the union says, and it is threatening industrial action including strike action.

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