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# Academic uncertainty

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# Academic uncertainty
PhD rights have been ignored in new employment framework, says SIPTU
PhD researchers are not entitled to sick leave, annual leave, maternity leave or other workers’ rights.
# Academic uncertainty
Working but no workers' rights: the plight of the PhD revealed
Unpaid ‘teaching contributions’ expected in most universities and ITs but PhD candidates can’t get ‘a liveable wage’.
# Academic uncertainty
'Doing the housework of academia': Women and minorities hardest hit by third-level working conditions
We look at the impact of insecure work on women, people with disabilities and vulnerable groups in the sector.
# Academic uncertainty
On social welfare, unable to buy a house: The reality facing Ireland's academics
Analysis reveals an average of over 11,200 lecturers working in temporary and casual contracts.
# Bullying in academia
Postgrad researchers are vulnerable to abuse, campaigners warn
Student reps say there is an “abusable culture” in academia and those suffering bullying are afraid to speak out.
# University pay
Strikes over pay and conditions to hit a number of third-level institutions
Lecturers in Irish third levels to picket in February, while those in Northern Ireland are in the middle of an eight-day dispute.
Voices
Column: 'I had to give up hope of finding a permanent job in an Irish university'
Ilaina Khairulzaman had the choice of leaving Ireland or leaving academia.