Wednesday, 26 May 1999
Dáil Éireann Debate
175. Mr. Howlin asked the Minister for Education and Science if he will ensure that students attending the Institute of Technology, Carlow, will receive their summer examination results in June 1999; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14083/99]
Minister for Education and Science (Mr. Martin): A dispute arose in Carlow Institute of  Technology in relation to the contract of a part-time member of the academic staff. The dispute lead to the imposition of an overtime ban by the Teachers Union of Ireland.
This action was suspended to allow further talks to take place between the institute management and the TUI. These discussions were chaired by an official from my Department who put forward proposals for consideration by both  sides. The TUI are unhappy with some aspects of the proposals and have indicated to the institute that they are to resume the overtime ban and have also decided to escalate industrial action by withholding examination results until 18 June 1999.
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