Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 14 January 2016
Committee on Education and Social Protection: Select Sub-Committee on Education and Skills
Technological Universities Bill 2015: Committee Stage
To go back to that point, I know that extensive discussions have taken place but the main trade union, which is the TUI, has concerns. While it is not opposed to the idea of a technological university, there are concerns. One of those concerns is that a merger can go ahead without agreement from the staff trade union. The amendment will be to ensure that those issues are addressed before a merger can go ahead.