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Higher Education Minister To Address Precarious University Employment


05:36 15 May 2021

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Higher Education Minister, Simon Harris, has vowed to address the issue of casual employment in universities nationwide.


Up to two-thirds of lecturing staff in some higher education institutions are not full-time or permanent.


Minister Simon Harris was speaking at the Irish Federation of University Teachers' annual conference, and promised to work toward resolving this issue:


"We have collated data from the sector on the numbers of occasional hourly-paid administrative teaching and support staff and I'm now keen to address the issue, and I know that my department is engaging with the HEA to move this forward."

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