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category kildare | education | other press author Thursday November 19, 2009 22:01author by Aidan Rowe Report this post to the editors

The Student's Union of NUI Maynooth has confirmed, via email correspondence, that they will not be encouraging NUIM students to support the strike on Tuesday. The full text of the email correspondence is presented below.


Aidan Rowe
to Brian [Murphy, SU President]

11:50 AM

Hey Brian,

Just wondering will the SU be asking students not to cross the picket and to join the protests on Tuesday? The USI is supporting the ICTU strikes, so I presume we are as well.

Aidan Rowe



Elizabeth Murray [VP Welfare]
to me

12:22 PM

Aidan,

The Students' Union support the students' right to education and to be educated. The university has said that the college will be staying open and we will be still expecting educators to educate.

Best wishes,
Liz



Aidan Rowe
to Elizabeth

1:34 PM

Sorry Liz, just to be clear, the SU won't be asking students to support the strike (for the reasons you outlined)?



Elizabeth Murray
to me

1:42 PM

The Students' Union will be remaining neutral on the strike, but as Student reps who want what is best for the students we are standing strong for education, and believe you all should be able to come into college and be educated. On those grounds we will not be 'taking off' Tuesday the 24th. If students wish to support the strike they are more than welcome to make that decision but as we are not part of any union (other than the Students' Union) and for the reasons outlined above we will not be encouraging students to 'strike'. If your lecturers are happy to come in and teach you, we would encourage you to attend.

Best wishes,
Liz

Related Link: http://free-education.info/

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Sure students don't care about strikes......     StudentGrant    Thu Nov 19, 2009 22:19 
   Will USI Unions...     JJ    Fri Nov 20, 2009 00:05 
   SU Statement     Aidan Rowe    Fri Nov 20, 2009 14:44 
   Good aul Irish "neutrality"     Gar Fitzpatrick    Fri Nov 20, 2009 15:09 
   Neutrality     Aidan Rowe    Fri Nov 20, 2009 16:21 
   Agreed     The Sultan of Shame    Fri Nov 20, 2009 17:21 
   Education     Rob Munnelly    Fri Nov 20, 2009 17:25 
   ...     Aidan Rowe    Fri Nov 20, 2009 22:13 
   Are you really surprised?     Batt-man    Sat Nov 21, 2009 05:11 
 10   typical     Godot    Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:53 


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