Higher Education

New contract for lecturers in technological universities

Simon Harris to engage in negotiations with relevant stakeholders after proposed contract is published early next year

Simon Harris: “This is not about imposing new contracts on people. This will be about sitting down with stakeholders and with unions and tabling a contract and then allowing people to sign up if they wish.” Picture: Bryan Meade.

A new academic contract for technological university lecturers is to be brought forward by Simon Harris, the Minister for Further and Higher Education, early next year.

Speaking to the Business Post, Harris said the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) had been carrying out research into the most appropriate terms and conditions for such academic contracts in the context of newly developed technological universities in Ireland.

Harris said that research was now concluding, and ...