Lecturers gather outside ATU Sligo as part of national protest

Members of the Teachers Union of Ireland at ATU Sligo held a protest at lunchtime against regional disparities in pay and conditions.


The union, whose members include lecturers at third level, is calling on the Department of Further and Higher Education to treat all Technological Universities the same.


They claim Simon Harris’ department wants each TU to work separately, without recourse to national negotiation- which is an alleged breach in the collective agreement when ITs became TUs, something that the department disagrees with.


Mairead McCann, Equality Officer of ATU Sligo TUI has been outlining the members frustrations to Ocean FM News: