Quinn plans law change to force university compliance over pay
This follows recent reports of large sums being paid out in what the Department of Education regards as unapproved payments by colleges.
Mr Quinn said he had secured Government agreement for changes to the Universities Act, which would strike a balance between university autonomy and protecting the economy at a time of crisis.
Between 2005 and 2009, around €7.5 million was paid in additional allowances by various universities to senior members of staff.
Trinity College Dublin has recently refused to implement a binding Labour Court finding under the provisions of that agreement.
Posted on October 3, 2012, in Government and tagged Croke Park, Department of Education and Skills (Ireland), EDUCATION, Government, Minister for Education and Skills, Quinn, RTÉ News and Current Affairs, Ruairi Quinn, Trinity College Dublin. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.