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Lecturers at Waterford IT vote for industrial action over merger plan

From the Irish Times

“Lecturers at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action against a planned merger with IT Carlow.

Under forthcoming legislation, any institute of technology seeking designation as a technological university must first merge with another IT.

However, three branches of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) have now voted separately against such “forced” mergers.

Earlier this month, lecturers at Cork IT and IT Tralee voted 92 per cent and 86 per cent respectively in favour of industrial action and they have been joined by staff at WIT where 94 per cent voted in favour.”

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