UCDSU accused of unfair dismissal
A redundancy package has been given to the unfairly dismissed staff of the Copy-Print bureau, for sale which was closed last year during Pat De Brún’s presidency of UCD Students’ Union.
In a Labour Court hearing on May 30th 2012, buy viagra the Labour Relations Commissioner said that the SU hadn’t considered the options in front of them or the question of seniority across its staff and thus the termination amounted to an unfair dismissal, cialis according to former Copy-Print bureau worker Jacqueline Carey.
Carey informed the College Tribune that she had been working for the SU since 1988 and only one other staff member was more senior than her. The finding of the Labour Relations Court hearing was that Jacqueline and her colleague would be awarded “€5,800 or eight weeks pay”. Although the labour relations commissioner said that UCDSU hadn’t considered the option of making the bureau viable, Union president, Rachel Breslin, said “UCD Students’ Union were found to be justified in the actions that they took to close the bureau.”
Breslin said that the Union is offering redundancy packages and that they are welcoming staff to come to them and give their opinions on the redundancy packages. She maintained that the Union “are not looking to make any staff redundant” and went on to say, “in terms of the SU, I would like to have more staff.”
These comments come months after the Union appeared in the Labour Relations Court on the back of the closure of one of its outlets. Breslin confirmed to the College Tribune that she is in a position to release the Students’ Union accounts “at the first council”, which will be held in October. She agrees that the finances are problematic but says that she was elected to eradicate the financial situation of the Union.
– Peter Hamilton